Assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 4, 2009 at 8:01 pm in Web/Tech 1. Heterogeneous benefits from medical interventions, a new paper by William Evans and Craig Garthwaite. 2. Why your spleen is important. 3.The culture that is Japan: ramen robots. 4. A countercyclical asset, right in the restaurant itself. 5. Brad Setser update.