1. David Autor on the labor shortage (NYT).
3. China fact of the day: “…of all countries looked at by the IMF, in 2000 China had the most decentralized government as measured by the percentage of spending that is local.” NB: Better link is this one.
6. CDC once again not heeding the science, not even the medical science (much less expected value maximization). And yet further obvious, rookie screw-ups. And where are those Delta-specific boosters?
7. Ross Douthat on the American Empire (NYT).