Jon Talton, The Seattle Times economics and business columnist for the past 12 years, says goodbye and offers some parting thoughts.
Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.
The technology giants have plenty of advantages in fending off antitrust actions. But that's what the old Bell System's leaders thought, too.
Seattle real estate is expected to be a hotspot next year, continuing a long trend of investing and building. But the prospects for housebuilding are...
Jon Talton | No single source can explain the big decline in union membership. Rebuilding organized labor, and worker bargaining power and rights, will be...
If a downturn comes, the Seattle area benefits from a diverse economy. But it still has a few weak spots that would ripple out.
Immigration is good for the economy — that's the big picture. It doesn't mean some Americans aren't hurt in their paychecks and opportunities.
The rich are employing more people to cater to their desires. But that's only part of a tidal wave of change coming to the workforce.