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China sees its population shrink for the first time in more than 60 years. / Quartz 

Municipal authorities begin offering financial incentives to couples, but critics say the subsidies are far from sufficient. / The South China Morning Post

Restaurant workers in the United States unwittingly pay—via mandatory safety classes—for lobbying to keep their pay and benefits low. / The New York Times

Unrelated/related: Interrogating our beliefs about political morality with the eyes of our descendants. / Commonweal

A study estimates that 10% of large publicly traded firms are committing securities fraud every year. / Review of Accounting Studies

For the first time, women CEOs run more than 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies. / Fortune

A millennial decides to tell everyone how much money she makes. / Business Insider

In 2021, 54 large vessels either sank, ran aground or went up in flames. Here are the steps taken when a huge ship sinks. / The Guardian

A study finds Texas has three times more wind, solar and battery storage under construction than California—just don't call it green. / The Economist

Photographs of an endless summer by Franck Bohbot. Illustrations of running and swimming by Caroline Péron. / Franck Bohbot Studio, It's Nice That

A DC woman sues her neighbor, claiming the smell of their marijuana smoking is a public nuisance. / The Washington Post

For your lunchtime reading: A lucid explanation of Zeno's paradox and what it means. / Infinitely More