Assorted Links Wednesday
Minerals, inflation, supply chains, the creator economy, COVID denialism, defining economic growth, rising wages, broadband, and more.
The rapid deployment of clean energy technologies as part of energy transitions implies a significant increase in demand for minerals.
Peter Zeihan on inflation fears: If you're in the US, stop worrying. If you live somewhere else, 2019 might be your high water mark for the next century or two.
The world economy is suddenly running low on everything: ‘It is anything but efficient or normal.’ Surging corporate demand is upending global supply chains.
The ultimate guide to the creator economy: 220+ platforms that can help you turn your hobby into a paying profession.
On COVID denialism:
My unified theory of COVID denial is "fear management". People who weren't used to being afraid of things suddenly had something to fear, and didn't know how to deal with it, and felt ashamed, so they denied COVID in order to try to convince themselves they weren't really afraid.
What is economic growth? And why is it so important?
Poverty, prosperity, and growth are often measured in monetary terms, most commonly as people’s income. But while monetary measures have some important advantages, they have the big disadvantage that they are abstract. In the worst case monetary measures – like GDP per capita – are so abstract that we forget what they are actually about: people’s access to goods and services.
US epidemiologists start returning (carefully!) to everyday life
The Broadband Gap: A county-by-county look at America’s broadband problem.
So you want to build a carbon capture company...
Hello future. Technology will make our next set of lockdowns less lonely: Google previewed Project Starline, a life-size holographic 3D video chat booth.
Also, if you missed it yesterday, we published our first Econ Dev Show Podcast interview.
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