Seattle Urban Model

At a recent small gathering to commemmorate the death of another homeless woman in the downtown, Starbucks was praised for donating a single, miserable container of hot coffee to the gathering. Very Seattle. Appearance and pretense over substance. Table: “Homeless Deaths Rise Once More In King County (including Seattle): 2012-2018”, in Seattle Times, January 9, […]

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How Many Illegal Aliens In the United States

The number of illegal aliens has been a matter of debate for a long time. I have always suspected that the number was much higher than the official number of 10-11 million. Here is a Center for Immigration Studies critique of a new study that suggests there are 22 million illegal aliens. The very credible […]

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Was Deindustrialization an Election Strategy

Manufacturing countries vote Republican. Was one fringe benefit of destroying American industry the expectation that there would be less manufacturing countries to vote Republican? And note the decline in manufacturing counties (at least 25% of jobs are in manufacturing) from 862 in 1992 to 323 in 2016. Table: “Counties Where Manufacturing is At Least 25% […]

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