Assorted links by Tyler Cowen February 18, 2010 at 11:48 am in Web/Tech 1. Why are gamblers hard to study? 2. Islamic derivatives. 3. "In defense of much, but not all, financial innovation"; a very good new paper by Bob Litan. See pp.3-4 for a summary or here is the executive summary. 4. What does it cost to create a new job? 5. Markets in everything: cremation that looks good. This is one of my favorite recent articles. 6. Cartoons from the financial crisis of 1720.