Assorted links by Tyler Cowen September 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm 1. The new Claudio Borio paper on excess financial elasticity. 2. How important are SOEs for China? 3. Why so many Russians support Putin, from a Russian opposition source. 4. Scott Sumner on intellectual decay. 5. What do Uber drivers make? 6. Defense of Thomas Piketty (pdf). 7. Syllabus on political science and science fiction (pdf).