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Jon Talton

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May 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Vote: A changing Seattle and you

The fastest-growing major city in America, cranes all over the skyline, South Lake Union transformed by one of the most powerful companies on the planet: This is not your parents’ Seattle. I’ll be writing about this on Sunday but would like your opinion.

This Week’s Links:

The war on coal miners: How companies hide the risk of black lung from regulators and workers | Huffington Post

James Patterson calls out Amazon at book expo | Vulture

U.S. consumer sentiment down in May, wages a concern | Reuters

Washington doesn’t care about your cable bill: Why a Comcast merger is inevitable | Salon

Software controls nearly every aspect of our lives — why do so many systems fail | Vice

The buck stops with Obama on tepid financial reform | ProPublica

No contest: California really is better than Texas | Washington Post

IMF chief says inequality threatens democracy: Here are seven charts saying she’s right | Business Insider

Freddie Mac: Many of the nation’s housing markets are stalling | Washington Post

What kinds of jobs have been created during the recovery | The Big Picture

A cartographic guide to Starbucks’ global domination | Quartz

Hours worked, no change; output up 42 percent | Tim Taylor

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Clay could move our team

Steve has to stay in LA

NBA logic

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