Monday assorted links by Tyler Cowen October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm in 1. Performance trends in AI. 2. Bitcoin and the death of the firm? 3. How might Google transform part of Toronto? (NYT) 4. My short podcast with CipherBrief on America’s diminishing economic power and its foreign policy implications. 5. Christopher Balding is more worried yet about Chinese finances. 6. “Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude.” 7. Nobel Laureates Stiglitz and Spence to lead/announce new group to make things better.