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Jon Talton

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

November 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Vote: How are you shopping this season?

As I’ve written before, although this is the most important season for most retailers, we won’t really know how it turns out until January. Be wary of anecdotal or snapshot data before then. Meanwhile, today’s poll. You can make multiple answers:

My holiday shopping

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

This Week’s Links:

  • Black Friday’s history of violence || NY Magazine
  • Why you shouldn’t shop at Wal-Mart today || Salon
  • The geography of retail wages || The Atlantic
  • How should we measure China’s economy? || Project Syndicate
  • Workers must get a bigger slice of the pie || NY Times
  • Who should lead the SEC || Economist’s View
  • Number of families struggling to afford rent rises sharply || CBPP
  • A look at shadow banking || MacroMania
  • Transportation issues of 21st century are less about building more roads and more about building more transit || Atlantic Cities
  • What are conservatives getting wrong about the economy? || Next New Deal
  • The year of betting conservatively || Nouriel Roubini
  • Management theory was hijacked in the 1980s; we’re still living with the fallout || The Guardian
  • Does the app economy need institutions? || Digitopoly
  • Vulture capitalism, not unions, killed Hostess || Salon

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    Crowds swell, doors busted

    Artificial ritual

    Black Friday, bow down

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