Wednesday assorted links

1. Those new service sector jobs: “Florida’s best-known industries include citrus, seafood and selling tacky souvenirs to tourists. But there’s one booming Florida industry that hardly ever gets a mention from the Chamber of Commerce folks.


All over the state there are now scores of women — and a few men — who regularly pull on prosthetic tails and pretend to be those mythical creatures made popular by Hans Christian Anderson and Walt Disney. Some do it for fun, but quite a few are diving into it as a business, charging by the hour to appear at everything from birthday parties to political events.”

2. Robin Hanson Age of Em paperback is now out.

3. Ethiopia agrees to abide by its earlier peace and boundary agreement with Eritrea (NYT, big news).

4. Dennis Rodman to Singapore?


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