Tuesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen October 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm in 1. FT piece by Rana Foroohar, suggesting the influence of the tech companies has led to insufficiently strong patents. 2. A good way of thinking about cryptocurrencies. Recommended for those who don’t already know what is going on. 3. Scott Sumner on John Taylor as Fed chair. And Scott goes to a Peterson Institute conference. 4. Is North Korea in essence censoring British TV? 5. Lost Rodin had been on display in a New Jersey town hall for 85 years.