SpokenLayer October 25, 2019 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for October 25, 2019. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. The Accidental Brilliance of Silly Putty By Jeffrey Tucker Here’s the word of the day: viscoelastic. It is a substance that seems solid but slowly drips into a puddle over time. The same substance if pulled quickly snaps and breaks.