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Jon Talton

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

August 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Vote: Seattle economic headwinds

With the incredible Seattle boom, we now face several challenges. Your mission should you decide to accept it is to pick the one that will have the most profound long-term negative consequences:


With today’s jobs numbers, here’s a look at today’s economy vs. a full-employment economy (h/t Justin Wolfers):

Earningsfredgraph


 

This Week’s Links:

Inflation hawks be gone | Paul Krugman

What debate? Economists agree stimulus lifted the economy | The Upshot

It’s amazing how many commuters would drive less if they didn’t get “free” parking | City Lab

The enigma of Russia’s economy | Tim Taylor

Free mobile data plans are going to crush the startup economy | Wired

Why stocks could be facing a big correction | Slate

One percent GDP growth is nothing to get excited over | Dean Baker

New ways of looking at the jobs gap | Hamilton Project


 

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Crack dealers poses

Hoping for a lighter slam

Should have run a bank

 

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