New book by UW geographers describes social influences on Seattle — see video

By Molly McElroy

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Watch a YouTube video of Morrill and Brown talking about “Seattle Geographies.”

Learn about a May 3 public event on “Seattle Geographies” and check the University of Washington Press event calendar for other events.

Read Seattle Times story on “Seattle Geographies”

Seattle can be many things at 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

Jon Kyl: Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy Even If They Add To Deficit

More structural inequality baked into the system:

Top Senate Republican Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) insisted on Sunday that Congress should extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans regardless of their impact on the deficit, even as he and other Republicans are blocking unemployment insurance extensions over deficit concerns.

Paul Krugman 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