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Assorted Links Saturday

An accelerating decline in small doctor's offices, the future of the American house, and using TikTok to sell houses.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Saturday

Physician practice acquisitions accelerated during COVID-19: A new study shows an acceleration of physician practice acquisitions, leading to nearly half of US physician practices being owned by hospitals and corporations.

The other side of the econ dev equation: How private equity firms’ portfolio companies can use economic development incentives to help grow the bottom line.

If Matthew Klein had to pick one chart to tell the story of the U.S. economy since the end of WWII, it would be this:

The average American produced 2.2% more goods and services each year from the beginning of 1947 until the end of 2006. Despite violent business cycles and a range of countervailing forces,1 the U.S. economy always managed to stay within 8% of its stable long-term trend—until the financial crisis.

Amazon is using AI to fire drivers.

Here's what the future of the American house looks like:

Like From dazzling entries to year-round porches, how our priorities have awakened a new era of design. The ideal of the American home was already in flux, shifting, as it does, from one decade to the next. Welcome home, where the party’s just beginning.

TikTokers filmed inside a $5.3 million California listing. It found a buyer in two weeks.


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