Category: "Seattle"

two takes on housing

June 11th, 2017
Heidi Groover at The Stranger lays in to what looks like increasingly expensive real estate in Seattle ("To afford a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle ..."), sourced largely from a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, making the… more »

I oppose a Seattle soda tax, also

May 8th, 2017
If the unions who oppose this tax want some arguments in opposition, I suggest they refer to coverage of exeprience with such taxes in other communities (Philidelphia, for example) more »

I oppose a Seattle income tax

May 7th, 2017
Sure, I oppose an income tax for Seattle, and hope it goes down in flames (Seattle Times reporting: "... A Rotten Tax System ...", "... mayor proposes income tax...", "... how did we get here ...").  Hell, I oppose one for the United States, generally,… more »

housing supply and demand

May 6th, 2017
Dan Savage may have a angry way of saying it, but the implication is correct - zoning limits decrease the availability of housing to levels lower than the community would choose if left to their own devices. more »

your next go at finding an apartment in Seattle might be thwarted

December 12th, 2016
It's not clear how advocates expect to make housing more accessible in Seattle by taking steps that make it less available. more »

into the den

December 4th, 2016
There were three votes of interrelated note, but first a word about tedium. There must be many reasons why most people don't care to participate in politics, but among them is likely to be the mind-numbing tedium that goes along with most business meetings beyond the precinct level. more »

Confounding people and wages

November 30th, 2016
Continuing the argument, the higher minimum wage puts real people out of work - individual persons lose their jobs if their productivity is significantly less than the mandate.  Employment is subject to a large number of factors that affect both supply… more »