Follow us:

Jon Talton

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

January 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Vote: What most disappointed you in the fiscal deal

The conventional wisdom is that a compromise that pleases no one is a good deal. It’s unlikely that history will remember the deal that temporarily settled the fiscal showdown that way. The crisis was contrived, the “solutions” half-measures that neither addressed the need for real revenue increases nor reducing the size of government.

What’s your take:

The fiscal deal’s worst outcome

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

This Week’s Links:

  • U.S. Internet users pay more for slower service || Bloomberg
  • Job-destroying robots aren’t the real problem || Salon
  • The Web’s new monopolists || The Atlantic
  • 2012’s surreal record warmth in the United States || Washington Post
  • The financial war against the economy at large || Naked Capitalism
  • The four business gangs that run America || Sydney Morning Herald
  • The unemployment report: Nothing but consistent || Fed Watch
  • The big issue in mancreconomics: The fiscal multiplier || Crooked Timber
  • The legacy of the Bush tax cuts in four charts || Washington Post
  • Government debt — how much is too much? || The Economist

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    The whale in the room

    Is slow hiring just a fluke

    Or the new normal

  • Comments

    COMMENTS

    No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



    The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


    The Seattle Times

    The door is closed, but it's not locked.

    Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

    Subscription options ►

    Already a subscriber?

    We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

    Subscriber login ►
    The Seattle Times

    To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

    We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

    Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

    The Seattle Times

    To keep reading, you need a subscription.

    We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

    Subscription options ►

    Already a subscriber?

    We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

    Activate Subscriber Account ►