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Jon Talton

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

February 7, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Vote: The parade and work

The Seahawks parade passes crowds at Westlake Park. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

The Seahawks parade passes crowds at Westlake Park. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Calm down. I’m going to write about the serious and controversial economics of the National Football League in the Sunday Seattle Times. Meanwhile, a little more Seahawks fun. Two polls today ask how your work and business were affected by the Wednesday parade that brought out an estimated 700,000 people in downtown Seattle.

This Week’s Links:

Thirty-six reasons Seattle not only won the Super Bowl but also wins at life | Huffington Post

Five ‘placemaking’ lessons from Seattle’s amazing Super Bowl parade | Atlantic Cities

Economy slows in BRICS countries as worries mount | Spiegel

The spectacular myth of Obama’s part-time America, in five charts | The Atlantic

Where the middle class shops | The New Yorker

Warren slams JPMorgan Chase for giving Dimon a raise | Salon

Raising the minimum wage: A McDonald’s killer, not a McJobs killer | The Atlantic

A look inside the January unemployment report | Calculated Risk

Health, work, lies | Paul Krugman

Today’s Econ Haiku:

A weak jobs report

On Wall Street it’s party time

Until the BRICS fall

 

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