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Assorted Links Tuesday

The economy and the variants, the economy hidden, retirees and the economy, and so much more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Tuesday
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The U.S. economy’s prospects looked bright, until the Delta variant surged: GDP grew at a 6.5% annual rate in the second quarter, but slower growth is expected in coming months.

Hidden in plain sight: “There was this hidden economy already chugging along that no one had capitalized on.”

The age of re-retirement 👩‍🌾 Retirees and the gig economy:

AEI’s June American Perspectives Survey found that 20 percent of retired Americans were not fully retired. Instead, they are opting to extend their careers through gig economy jobs.

The three-or-four-hours rule for getting creative work done: You almost certainly can't consistently do the kind of work that demands serious mental focus for more than about three or four hours a day.

Environmental site assessments: Frequently asked questions.

Economy of pandemic whipsawing North Carolina’s logging and sawmill industries: Logging and sawmill operations across North Carolina are struggling to adjust to a destabilized lumber market caused by rapid swings in supply and demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The biggest business risks in 2021:


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