Assorted links by Tyler Cowen December 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm in 1. Excellent review of Goldacre’s Bad Pharma, and much Ben Goldacre in the MR comments section here, and many excellent points raised by others too. 2. Robert Mundell helped start the Pearl Spring Chess Tournament. 3. Good review of Rushdie, and portrait of Sudhir Venkatesh, and my earlier review of his work. Lots in those portraits. 4. Insights into Chinese typewriters (interesting). 5. The simulated brain.