Friday assorted links
1. Scott Sumner on Stubborn Attachments.
2. Excellent and accurate review of Anna Burns’s Milkman, a strong and enduring work of fiction about Northern Ireland.
3. On the constancy of the rate of gdp growth.
4. Smithsonian scholars pick their favorite books of the year.
5. Nick Bostrom has a new paper on the vulnerable world hypothesis (pdf).
6. Paul Romer on how to boost science (WSJ).