Assorted links by Tyler Cowen May 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm in 1. Do positive fantasies make it harder to achieve your goals? 2. Via Chris F. Masse, Peter Thiel’s whiz kids. 3. Interview with Emmanuel Todd on the Arab Spring and whether Germany is in the core of Europe. 4. Recommended Spanish-language novels, and all the good books coming out this year. 5. The black middle class is more likely to reach the NBA. 6. John Tomasi will be guest-blogging at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.