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Assorted Links Thursday

Lumber prices crash, 120 years of timezones, the supply chain, Amazon's wages, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Thursday
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Lumber crash leads to 'blowout' sales as prices crater: If high prices held you back from building, you are in luck, as the tables have now turned.

Exploring 120 years of timezones:

One stuck box of fertilizer shows the global supply chain crisis:

Somewhere in the world’s busiest port of Shanghai, a container of fertilizer sits among tens of thousands of boxes, waiting for a ride to the U.S. It’s been on the dock for months, trapped by typhoons and Covid outbreaks that have worsened major congestion in the global supply-chain network.

How the US nailed the economic response to Covid-19: america’s fiscal policy succeeded in pushing poverty in the opposite direction that usually occurs in recessions

I don’t think people appreciate the extent to which Amazon puts a wage floor in a community. It’s the first thing employers think about when a new Amazon facility arrives in town.

‘Just get me a box!’: inside the brutal realities of supply chain hell: Logistics managers are battling the pandemic, a labor shortage, and huge demand to get goods to your front door.

Inflation is cooling off:

Retail sales post surprise gain as consumers show strength despite delta fears: Retail sales rose 0.7% in August versus expectations for a 0.8% decline.


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