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Assorted Links Tuesday

The return of America’s celebrity inventor, the business of wedding hashtags, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Tuesday
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The business of wedding hashtags: Ms. Wakim launched her Los Angeles-based business in 2016 as the wedding-hashtag trend was booming. Her prices range from one hashtag for $50 to five for $125. Some couples prefer having options or multiple hashtags for different events, such as a bachelorette party and wedding ceremony.

The return of America’s celebrity inventor: In the new book American Independent Inventors in an Era of Corporate R&D, Smithsonian historian Eric S. Hintz traces the rise and fall, and rise again, of the maverick inventor.

A pandemic baby-bust in Mexico: In coronavirus-hit Mexico, many women are ‘determined to not have babies’.

The most unusual job market in modern American history, explained: Quits, big raises and severe labor shortages: 10 charts on the completely surprising 2021 labor market

Three great essays from Noah Smith:

  1. Six reasons 2021 was a better year than people think.
  2. An interview with Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of Flexport: The supply chain crunch, modern logistics, and that famous trip around the Port of Long Beach
  3. China's economic woes are an opportunity for U.S. manufacturing: Reshoring will be very tough, but China's stumbles may make it easier.

The U.S.’s largest generation is buying houses and cars:


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