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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Krugman: Financial industry undermining America

A tale of two tunnels, one of them told in the Michael Lewis' hot new "Flash Boys" book, tells how we waste money on the financial industry. In return, the industry damages our economy and our society. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Why digital currency may be safer in analog form

Is printing our your bitcoin the best way to keep it safe?

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Animated history of minimum wage illuminates why 1968 was a really good year

Was President Johnson the last president to really raise minimum wage? This four minute video suggests he may have been.

TIME

University of Chicago hires Wall Street fraudster to teach economics

Fabrice Tourre, who was found liable for six counts of fraud and currently owes the SEC more than $1 million, will teach macroeconomic policy to honors students.

MOTHER JONES
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