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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

April 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Vote: What economic issues should we be discussing?

Well, at least one if not more news cycles are being consumed by the outrage, real or faked, over a Democratic strategist’s diss of Ann Romney, stay-at-home mom. It makes me wonder about all the real, critical issues that aren’t being discussed amid the nation’s tiny attention span.

What do you think?

I’d rather focus on…

Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:

This Week’s Links:

  • Why women weather recessions better than men || Washington Post
  • Why fiscal games can’t hide true costs of U.S. roads || Bloomberg
  • Wells Fargo’s prison cash cow || Salon
  • The age of irrational petro-exuberance || Foreign Policy
  • An economic recovery that leaves workers further behind || Washington Post
  • Small businesses don’t choose low-tax states || BusinessWeek
  • Lower growth can be better than higher growth || Economist’s View
  • The greenwashing of sprawl || Urban Land Institute
  • How thousands of companies pocket the income tax collected from workers || David Cay Johnston
  • The European Central Bank is increasing moral hazard || The Economist

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    China’s growth slows down

    We’d envy that speed at home

    Speed bump or break down

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