How Seattle Transformed Itself Using Human Capital & The UW

Edward Glaeser uses his NY Times Economix blog to make a fascinating case for the recent transformation of Seattle’s economy chiefly via the consolidation of human capital–a largely local and spatial argument for economic success in a global economy. Citing the UW (along with Microsoft, Starbuck’s, Amazon, etc) as key drivers of the local Click to Read More

As Nations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations

Aging populations are radically affecting all aspects of global economic development and quality of life. Click to Read More

Income Inequality: The Rich Get Richer

A fascinating series of recent Tim Noah articles in Slate graphically convey the growing US income gap:

It’s generally understood that we live in a time of growing income inequality, but “the ordinary person is not really aware of how big it is,” Krugman told me. During the late 1980s and the late Click to Read More

Is your iPhone worth dying over?

This article was sent to us by way of Matt Wilson, a University of Washington alumni and assistant professor at Ball State University.  Thanks, Matt!

This article shows some of the forces of globalization that are inherent in the consumption of technology.  Think about how some of those “conflict minerals” are also the reason Click to Read More