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Economy & Jobs

Highest and Best Use…Or Not.

When NOT improving property is highly profitable.

Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free

The city council's about-face is a win for Lyft, uberX, consumers.

Seattle’s $28 Million Hole

4th Ave and Cherry construction crater nears 10-year milestone.

Land Speculation 101

Use a land-value tax to curb speculative excess.

Climate Messaging, McCarthy-Style

Gina McCarthy delivers a powerful message about carbon pollution standards.

Murray Compromise Lifts Seattle Rideshare Caps

Lyft and UberX win big in the proposed agreement.

To Revitalize Downtowns, Tax Land Speculation

Five reasons to love land-value taxes.

Talking Government? Say It Like Elizabeth Warren

Talking points from Elizabeth Warren on goverment's important role.

Will Oregon Cook Up a Carbon Tax?

An illustrated taster's guide.

Seattle’s New Ride-For-Hire Universe

Seattle caps Lyft, UberX, Sidecar drivers at 150 (for now).