Assorted links by Tyler Cowen January 9, 2015 at 2:34 pm 1. The Strange Reason Murakami Fans Gather At A Hokkaido Sheep Farm Every Year. And the campaign to create koala mittens. 2. North Korean defectors review The Interview. 3. Children and play in the Holocaust. 4. Japan’s birth rate problem is worse than thought. 5. Robin Hanson on vote trading and quadratic voting. 6. The best films of the decade so far? 7. A new breed of economist is helping firms crack markets. 8. More on Texas vs. California.