Saturday assorted links by Tyler Cowen May 22, 2021 at 11:22 am 1. Have American movies lost their sense of place? 2. Noah on the future of war. 3. Ten positions chess computers have had trouble with. 4. Fear the fungi. Their computational powers may be stronger than you think. 5. “Icelandic designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir has created a range of translucent, gelatinous garments that are cast into moulds rather than cut from a pattern in a bid to eliminate waste.” Link here. 6. “Before its liquidation, Kongō Gumi was the oldest continuously operating company in the world. Founded in Japan a mere century after the fall of the Roman Empire…” 7. Mattel unveils Helen Keller doll.