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Jon Talton

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

May 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Vote: The housing recovery

Seattle house prices rose 10.6 for the year as of March, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index, and the increase between February and March was among the best in the 20-city survey. This sector, which was at the heart of the recession and the excesses that caused it, is finally healing. So today’s question concerns how this turning point is affecting you.

Read on for the best business stories of the week and the haiku…

This Week’s Links:

Globalization isn’t just about profits; it’s about taxes, too | Joseph Stiglitz

Don’t trust the mainstream media to regulate global capitalism | Salon

Sorry, folks, austerity is not dead yet | New Economic Perspectives

More market state in action: Consumers treated differently under law than businesses | Naked Capitalism

South Korea can’t just order up creative economy | Bloomberg

Smithfield sale to China comes at time of crisis in world food standards | Heidi N. Moore/The Guardian

The 11 most fascinating charts from Mary Meeker’s slide show of Internet trends | The Atlantic

JPMorgan’s spending on lobbying dwarfs rivals | MarketWatch

Unions press to end special trade status for Bangladesh | NY Times

Inequality on the horizon of need | Brad DeLong

The Fed’s been keeping the economy afloat. That’s the problem | Washington Post

A way to tax corporations that they cannot escape | CEPR

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Low Country smackdown

More jobs to North Charleston

Keep clam. It’s all good.

 

 

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