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Assorted Links Monday

Back to work, and back to today's assorted links.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Monday
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Economic development and real estate development: The interests of economic development and real estate development are inherently intertwined.

Antitrust-buster bombs away: FTC Chair Lina Khan and Antitrust Division chief Jonathan Kanter have set in motion a revolution in antitrust. The explosions are about to start with attacks on mergers and the insulin supply chain.

Solve life backwards: It’s much easier to solve life’s most difficult problems by working from your end goal backwards instead of from your present state forwards.

Where America's cities are growing: Percentage change in population of U.S. cities with more than 50k people

Small retail can make neighborhoods walkable: Allowing accessory commercial units to operate in neighborhoods can spur walkability and small-business formation.

New independent study course from FEMA: Critical Concepts of Supply Chain Flow and Resilience

This four-hour Independent Study course covers the lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, with the effort of improving post-disaster supply chain management to strengthen understanding of local supply chain dynamics; improve information-sharing and coordination among public and private stakeholders; and provide State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Emergency Managers with the knowledge of potential and experienced post-disaster supply chain disruptions, management efforts, and best practices.

Why are nuclear power construction costs so high? Labor and regulations, mostly.

“Slavery Was Never an American Economic Engine”: On the contrary, emancipation delivered the largest single productivity gain in U.S. history.  Fascinating article by Ohio State University economist Trevon Logan.

Are workers more productive at home? A conversation with Stanford economist Nick Bloom on a surprising find from the pandemic: remote work is fueling economic growth.


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