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Jon Talton

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

January 16, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Vote: Where do you fit in startup city?

Venture capital funding reached a seven-year high last year. That’s one sign that companies are going from dream to shoestring to angel investments to the VC pipeline.

No wonder Seattle was named the third best city for startups in the world in 2012. We’ve got talent, money, technology and low taxes (although not for low-income earners) — plus a beautiful natural setting.

Where do you fit in Seattle’s startup ecosystem?


This Week’s Links:

Ocean life faces mass extinction, broad study finds | NY Times

The dangerous underestimation of climate-change’s cost | The Atlantic

Job shifts under Obama: fewer government workers, more care givers, servers and temps | Pew Research Center

Social Security disability insurance: A primer for Rand Paul (and everyone else) | Talk Poverty

The Republican strategy to repeal Dodd-Frank | The Baseline Scenario

Shale oil and gasoline prices | Vox

Inequality is extremely wasteful | Robert Frank


Today’s Econ Haiku:

Give Bertha a lift

Hope Pioneer Square stays safe

No crane can help that


 

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