Revenue/Expenditure Disparities By County in Washington State

This week’s Seattle Stranger compares Washington state counties in terms of per capita tax revenue generated vs. per capita state expenditures. Not surprisingly perhaps, this exercise reveals significant disparities between the huge and relatively wealthy counties west of the cascades and the struggling counties east of the mountains. As the article argues, Click to Read More

The Urgent Need for Job Creation

The Center For Economic Policy and Research just came out with the grim scenario that “normal” levels of employment won’t return to the US until at least 2021. If this is true, and we are indeed living through The Great Recession,  how should this effect the way economics (and economic geography) Click to Read More