Assorted links by Tyler Cowen January 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm in 1. How good was the Caliphate anyway? 2. “How to get out of jail early in China: buy an investor’s idea and patent it.” 3. Removing fish from a surreal abandoned Thai shopping mall. That’s what this blog is all about. 4. David Brooks on the community college plan. And data on sugar daddies and colleges and their geographic distribution. 5. “Researchers interested to see whether Germans will treat robot as well as Canadians.” 6. A silly poll about best novel of the new century. 7. The dating auction.