As we wrap up the week, here are some items of interest:
- The Office of Financial Management released a paper on the impacts of I-1183 (liquor privatization). Sample line from the report: “Thus, pre-privatization, the LCB mission was achieved: to induce and maintain a liquor market characterized by allocative inefficiency, inhibiting full market demand.”
- Good editorial from the Seattle Times: “Washington apple growers embrace globalization’s rewards — and risk.”
- Jon Talton on UW President Michael Young moving to Texas A&M: “Young was said to be impressed by the willingness of Texas lawmakers to invest in higher education.”
- NPR has a map showing the most common job in each state from 1978 to 2014. Watch as Washington’s most common job moves from secretary to software developer.