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Assorted Links Monday

Remote work, Operation Warp Speed, babies, baby boomers, and so much more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday
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What I'm reading: Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science.

Workers want to do their jobs from anywhere and keep their big-city salaries: Employers see remote work as an opportunity to save money by cutting pay; employees argue that their work has the same value no matter where they do it.

Operation Warp Speed: A story yet to be told.

COVID caused a baby bust, not a boom: Birth rates in many high-income countries declined in the months following the first wave, possibly because of economic uncertainty.  I wonder if that will last.

Baby boomers born from 1957 to 1964 held an average of 12.4 jobs from ages 18 to 54

The chicken and the egg world of location decisions:

We live in a world where Economic Development Organizations (EDO) must operate on two parallel paths:  business development (business retention, expansion, recruitment, and start-up) and talent development (talent retention, development, and recruitment).  In short, it’s a “chicken and egg” world: we need people to staff our businesses, and we need businesses to provide jobs to our current and prospective residents.

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