Tuesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen December 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm in 1. The resurgence of Afro-Futurism (NYT). 2. Cormac McCarthy and the theory of increasing returns. 3. The Taiwan stock exchange seems to be doing fine. 4. Iconic bookstores around the world (NYT). 5. Only 20% of Americans feel overloaded by too much information. 6. The economics of kidnapping for ransom. 7. The Trump-Ayn Rand connection.