Friday assorted links by Tyler Cowen March 5, 2021 at 11:18 am 1. “It is stunning to me that Spain and Italy have had negative TFP growth for 20 years.” 2. A theory paper on optimal social distancing. 3. Those they call idiots. I just ordered the whole book. 4. Images of academics in Britain and Turkey. 5. Popular music from Madagascar. 6. Tim Wu, major critic of Big Tech, appointed to NEC (NYT). 7. Excellent piece on Philip Roth. 8. Interesting short essay on poverty.