Saturday assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm 1. Questions that are rarely asked: Do people really use hotel irons to cook food? 2. Using Twitter data to estimate unemployment. 3. Why does it take so long to wire money in the United States? 4. Literary solutions to the economy, a forthcoming BBC radio show. 5. How an extreme athlete discovered her own genetic flaw.