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A group that gathered at Seattle Central College was followed by a motorcade of police on the way to the Labor Temple in Belltown as people protested the WTO’s Ministerial Conference of 1999.
Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 1999
Saturday, November 22
‘Battle in Seattle’ and the WTO legacy | Jon Talton

It’s also worth considering other ways the world envisioned by the framers of the 1999 Ministerial Conference has and hasn’t worked out.

Saturday, November 15

D.C. drama threatens Internet access for all | Jon Talton

D.C. Internet drama threatens Web access for all

Saturday, November 8

What we might see from a GOP-led Congress | Jon Talton

The energetic Republican base and the most influential Republicans in Congress want action. It just won’t necessarily be what the mainstream consider important.

Saturday, November 1

How China shapes NW trade, world’s future | Jon Talton

Imports from China are the backbone of the Puget Sound ports.

Saturday, October 25

Europe’s economic woes are bound to hit home | Jon Talton

What happens in Europe can’t stay there, even in the Asian Century, because of the EU’s huge size and influence on the global economy.

Saturday, October 18

‘Peak Oil’ peaked and then some, so what’s next? | Jon Talton

Oil is still costly, a head wind to economic growth.

Saturday, October 11

Energy-efficient economy needs strong railroads | Jon Talton

Railroads didn’t die. In fact, they will be an increasingly important part of the 21st century transportation of freight and people.

Thursday, October 9

Ports accept reality of worldwide competition | Jon Talton

If the leap of faith and goodwill that led to this historic agreement between the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma continue, great things can happen.

Saturday, October 4

Lurking risks could deflate Seattle’s boom | Jon Talton

Seattle’s boom could stop in a heartbeat.

Friday, September 26

Military is big business in state, but at what cost? | Jon Talton

Washington state estimates that in 2012, the “military industry” was responsible for 136,000 jobs and $15.7 billion in economic activity.

Saturday, September 20

Gates inspires, polarizes as he delves into many fields | Jon Talton

Bill Gates, the richest person of our new gilded age, is not only the world’s biggest giver but also one of our most influential public intellectuals.