Friday assorted links by Tyler Cowen February 25, 2022 at 10:53 am 1. The economy of solitary confinement. 2. Good Nick Whitaker short essay on talent curation, filters, and also good for understanding Marginal Revolution. 3. Should China liberalize memes production? 4. Ed West on the socialism of nationalities. And skeptical claims about the Russian military, speculative. And a further skeptical take. 5. Overstated but interesting: is Putin’s attack on Ukraine a religious war? And more on Putin’s spiritual destiny. 6. My May 2021 prediction for “dark horse” stories to come. 7. Cowen/Klosterman reflections on things falling apart.