Assorted Links Tuesday
Toasters, cognitive biases, trucking, and so much more.
Wait, what if people did just stay home in their pajamas? New neighborhood businesses far from Midtown are thriving. Maybe it’s time to redefine what “comeback” means.
Wisdom is knowing when you know nothing:
Trucking boom is hitting the brakes as freight demand slows: Rates are sliding and shipping demand and capacity appear to be coming into balance following a period of strong earnings for trucking companies.
U.S. companies load up on costly inventories as new supply snarls loom in China: These disruptions are sending a new ripple through global supply chains for goods ranging from electric cars to iPhones.
Success depends on not caring about about the outcome:
Retirement the Margaritaville Way: At the active-living community for Jimmy Buffett enthusiasts, it’s five o’clock everywhere.
A day in the life of (almost) every vending machine in the world: What’s behind the indestructible appeal of the robotic snack?
Why the past 10 years of American life have been uniquely stupid: How the story of Tower Babel explains America.
Warehouses are now more valuable than suburban offices:
Before 2020, warehouse space in the Philadelphia area was a few dollars a square foot, compared to over $30 for the top office properties and $10 to $20 for older office buildings. Offices typically cost more to build and renovate, and landlords expected higher rents. But now, as office demand sags, warehouses in many cases have topped $10 a square foot and are considered a surer bet for future income by a growing number of landlords.
Schools these day...
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