Wednesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen January 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm in 1. Ten best economic history works of the last decades, part II. 2. Various short takes on President Obama from the Bloomberg View writers, including one by me. 3. In 1940, the median American hadn’t finished 9th grade. 4. Why are so many American cities functionally insolvent? 5. “Studies find minimum wage may have losers” (NYT). 6. Why are so many people in Scranton in jail?