Skip to content

Assorted Links Monday

Are we heading for a post-pandemic ‘Roaring 2020s,’ with parties and excess, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
1 min read
Assorted Links Monday

Are we heading for a post-pandemic ‘Roaring 2020s,’ with parties and excess?

Nevertheless, scientists predict that after many more Americans are vaccinated, society might resemble what followed in the aftermath of the 1918 influenza pandemic, a decade known as the Roaring Twenties, an age striking in its excesses. There were flappers, jazz-age partying, Prohibition (and the flouting of it), working women (with their newly won right to vote), flourishing cities, sexual freedom and gangsters, all fueled by a booming economy.

Trump's "infrastructure week might finally happen, under Biden:

One [feature] of former President Donald Trump's tenure was his administration announcing "infrastructure week" at the White House — only to have Trump, or circumstances beyond the president's control, intervene and demolish any such plans.

Radically Rural: Tech education rebuilding rural economies from within


What is a sick day when you work remote?


A year into remote work, no one knows when to stop working anymore.


Good news for Gen-X'ers: Pandemic accelerates retirements, threatening economic growth.


Bad news for factory workers.



Senator Bernie Sanders really wants billionaire space entrepreneur Elon Musk to stay on the ground.

Assorted

Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas. Previously: World's first business blogger.