1. New paper on how the U.S. government financed three world wars.2. Looming squeeze on Covid boosters? Isn't it the job of government to provide public not private goods? Which of those are we doing right now?3. Will the median voter end up ruling on abortion rights? (NYT)4. "The Shadow of the Neolithic Revolution on Life Expectancy," a paper by a bunch of economists.5. Do we overestimate how extreme our opponents are?6. Fracking technologies can boost greener energy sources too. Revised: correct link here.7. The Arnold Kling proposal for network-based higher education.