Editor’s Note: A Reason for Optimism
Donald Trump notwithstanding, 2017 in Seattle may be brighter than anticipated.
Its easy to be pessimistic about the outlook for 2017. After 90 months of growth, the economic expansion is aging and may not have much life left. Interest rates, which have fallen pretty steadily over the past 35 years, seem headed up again. If they reach anywhere near their 100-year average of 5 percent, that…