How are you being affected by the Highway 99 viaduct closing? Please vote in our Friday poll. Stay for the links and haiku.

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The first day of ‘Viadoom’ begins, where orcs have closed the path to Mordor and the only alternatives are through the fearsome mines of Wsdot below, guarded by the terrifying Bertha, or on the dreaded Streetgrid or Eyefive above…

Oh, um. Actually, it’s only the two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. But this is still a big deal in a car-dependent society, not to mention involving a roadway that’s a link in port logistics.

How is it affecting your work or your business?

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This Week’s Links:

The Wall Street economy is draining the real economy | Naked Capitalism

Millennials are increasingly rejecting voodoo economics | Catherine Rampell

Stiglitz on inequality, the Fed, Obama and more | The Atlantic

Record bull market left the U.S. economy behind | Maclean’s

The world needs more U.S. government debt | Bloomberg View

Why digital money hasn’t killed cash | The New Yorker


Today’s Econ Haiku:

Bombardier drops

A bomb on Boeing’s targets

Tant pis,’ they would say