Wednesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen February 2, 2022 at 2:32 pm 1. English-language music is losing relative ground in global markets (The Economist). 2. Would you take free land in rural Kansas? 3. One woman (Anna Gát) who is giving up drinking. 4. Redux of November post on how the Covid pandemic is evolving. 5. “Today, Leo Strauss is more popular in the Chinese-speaking world than he has ever been in the English-speaking world.” 6. South Korea’s new nose-only mask. And Human Challenge Trial going OK so far. 7. Texas philanthropist who supported the work to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem (NYT).