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What We’re Reading: Economic Breakdown, Taxing Goes Global, Green Confusion . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Economy: Things Fall Apart?

Big Trouble Ahead as Record Number of Workers Quit Their Jobs in August — PJ Media

Our Economy Is Starting To Break Down On A Very Basic Level — The Most Important News

Rising energy prices threaten economic recovery — Axios, via Yahoo

Lump of Coal for Christmas: ‘There Will Be Things That People Can’t Get,’ WH Warns — NewsMax

Food Prices Hit Highest Level in a Decade — The Epoch Times

The Coming Tax Deluge

OECD Secures Deal On Sweeping Global Corporate Tax Reform As Last Holdouts Cave — ZeroHedge

Capital Gains Tax Changes in the Reconciliation Bill — American Thinker

Who Should Be Taxed, and Why? — RealClearPolicy

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Climate protesters swarm White House, vandalize Jackson statue, warn Biden — Fox News

Renewable energy plant is UK’s biggest CO2 emitter, analysis says — What’s Up With That?

The Electricity Crisis Was Not Caused By A ‘Perfect Storm’ —

Global Energy Crisis Collides with U.N. Climate Conference in Scotland — Breitbart

Transportation Nightmare Continues

Southwest Airlines Cancellations, Supply Chain Crisis: Where’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg? — CNSNews

Southwest Cancels 1,800 Flights Days After Pilots Fight Vaccine Mandates; Airline Claims ‘Bad Weather’ — Breitbart

Oh, So That’s Why Southwest Airlines Is Canceling All These Flights — Townhall

‘Woke’ Corruption, Bigotry

Woke Couple Busted by FBI for Selling Submarine Secrets — PJ Media

Sally Rooney and the bigotry of the BDS movement — Spiked

Good Reads You May Have Missed . . .

Why Joe Biden’s Approval Is Sinking So Far, So Fast — Andrew Malcolm, RedState

Woke Mob Fails To Cancel Geophysicist’s Lecture, Despite MIT’s Cowadice — Paul Mirengoff, Powerline

Ostracizing Claremont — Patrick J. Deneen, First Things

Why Are So Many People Still Dying from COVID? — Brian J. Joondeph, M.D., American Thinker

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the ‘Sacred’ U.S. Capitol — Julie Kelly, American Greatness

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