Thursday assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 8, 2019 at 9:22 am 1. Is an auto-renewed lottery ticket purchase still fun? (The polity that is Virginia) 2. The Great Stagnation, genomics edition. 3. How nuclear war with Russia might start. 4. More debunking of the Stanford prison experiment. 5. Yiyun Li on Toni Morrison (NYT). 6. More on billionaire philanthropy.