Squeezed out

Today is Monday. A holiday of some sort. And a marathon.

Garry Kasparov goes to bat for Christopher Columbus.

As small businesses struggle, prices aren’t necessarily going up but value is going down. Restaurants in particular are hurting. Supply chain issues persist but mostly it’s a problem with staffing. Employment numbers are out of whack. The Post reports that there are 11 million job openings and almost 8 million people looking for work. In September, over 300,000 women over the age of 20 dropped out of the job market. One big culprit is child care. Another is the low pay. “The labor market isn’t working at the bottom,” said University of Michigan economist Betsey Stevenson. That’s it, in a nutshell.

Brian McQuarrie checked in on the granite industry, which is having a solid year.

Yascha Mounk writes in The Atlantic about the curious case of Dorian Abbot being excluded from an MIT lecture series. Was he a victim of ampliganda?

And Chris Taylor sends a letter to the inhabitants of the next century concerning space travel. Far out.

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