Friday assorted links by Tyler Cowen May 25, 2018 at 11:40 am in 1. Americans don’t feel so safe with self-driving cars. 2. “In fact, taboo opinions seem to promote a culture of celebrity.” 3. Do slowing and declining populations induce populism? (NYT) 4. Ethiopia as inspiration for Tolkien? And an Ethiopian photographer. 5. List of top economics blogs. 6. David Warsh’s Harvard Russia book is back on Amazon. 7. Different game-theoretic takes on the North Korean summit cancellation (NYT).