All week, we’ve been examining and discussing the competitive challenges facing the Puget Sound ports, especially the two major container ports in Seattle and Tacoma.
Now here’s your chance to weigh in on what should be the most important step to ensure the ports’ future, and with it essential assets for Washington’s trade-based economy. Please vote below, and then comment as you wish because a simple poll never gets at the deeper issues, particularly in such a complicated issue.
Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:
This Week’s Links:
- Why what Jamie Dimon doesn’t know is plain scary || Zero Hedge
- JPMorgan debacle reveals fatal flaw in Federal Reserve thinking || Baseline Scenario
- How JPMorgan lost $2 billion in six weeks || Globe & Mail
- More than 230,000 Americans lose their unemployment benefits this weekend || Washington Post
- If Canada exploits tar sands, game over for the climate || James Hansen/NYT
- Majority of ownership of Canada’s tar sands is foreign || Financial Post
- Are low-income programs enlarging the nation’s long-term fiscal problem? || CBPP
- How income inequality contributed to the Great Recession || The Guardian
- No one went to jail — so why is Wall Street so mad? || Salon
- The two Europes || Francis Fukuyama/The American Interest
- What should come next in Europe? || Jeffrey Sachs/Financial Times (registration required)
Today’s Econ Haiku:
Jamie’s ‘London Whale’
What’s a loss of two billion
When you own D.C.