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The billionaire former economic developer, Delta and the economy, labor's rising strength, vegan leather and so much more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Sunday
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Meet Jorge Perez.  Forty years ago, he was an economic developer in Miami. Today he's a billionaire.


What is economic growth? And why is it so important?


The week the Delta variant threatened the economy: Just when Americans are getting into the throes of a hot vaxx summer, the Delta variant of the coronavirus is trying to stop the fun.


Post COVID, labor is gaining strength: McDonald's franchises to offer child care and tuition benefits to attract employees.


How vegan leather is made from mangoes:


Wholesale jumbo lump crab meat is selling for $60 (compared to $18-$22 normally). The reason: The Chesapeake Bay blue crab population dropped from 405m to 282m in 2021.


Experts say the ‘new normal’ in 2025 will be far more tech-driven, presenting more big challenges:

A plurality of experts think sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people as greater inequality, rising authoritarianism and rampant misinformation take hold in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Still, a portion believe life will be better in a ‘tele-everything’ world where workplaces, health care and social activity improve

Pronouncing Chinese names for English speakers.

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Dane Carlson

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