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Assorted Links Friday

COVID, supply chains, American business, weekend reading, weight loss, NYC, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Friday
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As COVID upends global supply chains, manufacturers look toward home.

Is America Inc getting less dynamic, less global and more monopolistic? The Economist tests three prevailing hypotheses about American business.

Weekend reading: Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.  Here's a review.

The future of weight loss: We have eradicated smallpox, cured many bacterial diseases, and invented a vaccine for Covid-19 within the year. But for a very long time we haven’t had a single good treatment for obesity. Has that now changed?

New York City has once again defied the doomsayers. Here’s why: By far the most densely populated metropolis in the country, Gotham offers a kind of urban living no other U.S. city has been able to replicate.

America’s inflation story is entering a new phase: Idiosyncratic price spikes due to reopening and troubles in the motor vehicle supply chain are fading or reversing. But keep an eye on housing, health care, and restaurants.

What’s behind the wave of immersive Van Gogh exhibits: There are nearly 40 Impressionist-ish installations across the U.S., thanks to “Emily in Paris.” Do the exhibitions live up to the hype?


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.