Assorted links by Tyler Cowen March 24, 2015 at 10:58 am 1. What is the relationship between the economics blogosphere and academic economics?, Alex on Quora. 2. There is no great glue stagnation. 3. For fiscal consolidations, tax boosts hurt consumer confidence but spending cuts are more positive (pdf). 4. The Chinese cement comparison. 5. Thais pay tribute to Mexican gangs.