Accelerated Nation

PhotoNation – Spring Sky

Posted in Pacific Northwest, photography, Picture of the Day by Ashley on 2010/03/05




Afternoon Sky as seen on SR520 – Bellevue, Washington, USA –5 March 2010

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PhotoNation – Camano Island

Posted in Pacific Northwest, Picture of the Day by Ashley on 2010/03/04



Camano Island, Washington State, USA – October 11, 2009

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I’m Back

Posted in Pacific Northwest, policy, politics by Ashley on 2010/01/15

images Just a quick post to say “I’m Back”.  It’s a new year, product launches are behind me and I’ll be posting again soon.  Happy MLK Day everyone – it’s the official start to the end of winter!


Deceleration Nation

Posted in depression, economy, Pacific Northwest, recession by Ashley on 2009/05/12

Welcome to Accelerated Nation, my baby, brainchild and first foray into serious blogging.  I hope you enjoy what you read and keep coming back for more.

I thought it would be fitting to kick off the blog by asking a central question—how fast is the economy decelerating today?  The answer is quickly.  But as Steven Levitt points out in yesterday’s Freakonomics blog on, this isn’t your grandparents Depression.  In 1933 Americans produced 26% fewer final goods and services than in 1929.  As Levitt points out, that’s equivalent to shuttering the national economy west of the Mississippi River.  That pace of deceleration is an order of magnitude faster than today.

Check out the post—it’s well worth the time.

And if you’re already in penny pinching mode, there’s always Portland