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June 19, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Delta expansion: Don’t blame capitalism

Letter writer Travis Penn assumes the worst for Alaska Air and blames capitalism for the potential loss of jobs [“Delta’s Seattle expansion: How capitalism has failed us,” Northwest Voices, June 16]. Capitalism is the reasons Alaska Air is in the strong position it maintains at Sea-Tac. The pressure from Delta will make Alaska better…


Comments | More in aviation | Topics: Alaska Air, Capitalism, Delta Air Lines

May 13, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Income inequality: Capitalism as we practice it must be wrong

Paul Krugman’s syndicated column on really hit me in the gut [“Why economics failed,” Opinion, May 3]. I can’t imagine an economic system being supported where 25 hedge-fund managers make more than twice what all the kindergarten teachers in America make. Capitalism as we practice it must be wrong as that’s the wrong…


Comments | More in Economy, Income inequality | Topics: Capitalism, income inequality, John Pehrson