Assorted links by Tyler Cowen January 8, 2013 at 11:51 am in 1. Barnes&Noble pessimism. 2. Fukuyama on Albert Hirschman. 3. We have a spending problem and a health care cost problem, and is Obamacare causing health insurance premiums to rise? 4. Carolabinder, new macro blog from Berkeley. 5. How penicillin boosted a sexual revolution (pdf), and why are thieves bartering so much laundry soap? 6. Roger Farmer on fiscal policy.