From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy
by Sarah Stuteville
The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012
Small-business suicides expose China’s hidden economic crisis
by Michela Orlandi
“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.
Jan 29, 2013
Queen Anne woman finds meaning helping Haitian mothers
by Elizabeth Ralston
The philanthropic spirit is strong in Seattle. So what makes a young social entrepreneur from our region tick?
Apr 11, 2013
Meet the fantastic fungus that fuels Tibet’s economy
by Casey Malone
Local mushroom hunter Daniel Winkler puts the fun in fungi.
Feb 3, 2014
New geoduck harvesting practices dig up controversy
by Jesse Miles
People have raised worries over a new Washington practice for harvesting the geoduck. But is the concern warranted?
Jun 16, 2015