Reading the comments above, no, Seattle is no better than anywhere else. We still think it is fine for Bill Gates, et al to sit in their mansions with their piles of money rotting in bank vaults while other people starve.
Nothing personal against Gates (don't know him), but what do we have against sharing the resources of the earth more equally? He gets to be a "philanthropist" while the dead people above are judged as morally bankrupt basically for not having seized on a marketable idea.
Evidence for my position: