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Assorted Links Monday

Subscriptions, inflation, robots and technological optimism.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday
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Dean Barber on "Economic Development in Not Enough":

Increasing social capital, much of which is beyond the scope of traditional economic development, is about building connections and getting involved through actions big and small. It can help make our lives healthier, safer, and richer and make us better citizens.

This is peak subscription: Forking over another $5 a month is getting pretty old.

How war in Ukraine drives up inflation at US farms, supermarkets, retailers: The global supply chain is slow, but the economic fallout from the invasion of Ukraine is swiftly raising prices for producers and consumers world-wide.

The world should welcome the rise of the robots: Concerns over mass unemployment are unfounded.

A case for innovation and optimism: The rapidly expanding field of ‘progress studies’ and how to counter technological pessimism.


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