Assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm 1. Some evidence on the relative crumminess of small firms. 2. James Brady and background checks for gun owners — effective or not? 3. Was average overrated? And parents need to talk to their kids about the benefits of federal service. 4. Is it a workable solution to abolish the entire ivory trade? 5. Why seat-back TVs are disappearing from airplanes.