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Earlier this week, I explored some of the vulnerabilities this booming metropolitan area faces. Seattle has experienced one of its biggest, gaudiest economic expansions in history since the Great Recession.

But nothing lasts forever. This is an aging boom. Some distortions are appearing, such as Chinese money in real estate. Boeing is facing an order slowdown. And the times are a changing with a Trump administration and GOP-led Congress determined to chart a very different course from the past eight years — or past 80-plus years.

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Globalization’s last gasp | Barry Eichengreen/Project Syndicate

A skeptical look at the rigor of antitrust enforcement | Conversable Economist

Why Trump — or any other politician — can’t do much to bring back manual labor jobs | LA Times

CBO report confirms what we already knew about the overtime rule | DOL Blog

Why interest rates will likely rise faster than inflation | Mark Thoma

A badly designed stimulus would only hurt the working class | Financial Times

Here’s a handy cheat sheet of false or misleading “news” sites | Quartz

Even Trump is a Keynesian | Noah Smith


Today’s Econ Haiku:

Trump claims fake credit

Those jobs at Ford weren’t leaving

Driving us crazy