Best of the Web in 2012

I know, I know: yet another 2012 list. But this one is worth it, really: the best of all the Best of the Webs in 2012. There was plenty of good stuff during 2012, in fact, too much. What I present below is the premium selection: the 100 item long ‘short’ list can be found here: http://pinterest.com/ldaalder/2012/

 

BEST MOVIES

Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay

 

A Day in the Life of a Kiva Robot

 

100 Years of ships

 

S*** happens: The economics version

 

CEO Hans Wijers says goodbye to AkzoNobel

 

BEST ECONOMICS

Ah yes, about that euro-project…

http://andolfatto.blogspot.nl/2012/06/european-bond-yields.html

 

…and some historic background on currency union break-ups…

Media_httpwwwvoxeuorg_ugopa

http://www.voxeu.org/article/eurozone-breakup-debate-uncertainty-still-reigns

 

…as well as some more historic background, but now on high debt levels…

Media_httpmediacachee_uimzb

 http://daalder.posterous.com/best-links-of-the-web-12-10-01-nr-628

 

The difference a US recession make…

Media_httpmediacache0_nhbgw

http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/public-sector-jobs-begat-private-sector-ones-and-visa-versa/

 

Wage rigidity ultima forma

Media_httpmediacachee_chjyt

http://daalder.posterous.com/best-links-of-the-web-12-06-07-nr-561

 

Power in the world

Media_httpmediacachee_iddfa

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/06/daily-chart-19

 

The way Africa would look like to an economist..

Media_httpstatic2busi_harvf

http://daalder.posterous.com/best-links-of-the-web-12-12-04-nr-669

 

Structural changes in the energy dependency the next 25 years

http://daalder.posterous.com/best-links-of-the-web-12-11-13-nr-654

 

BEST HUMOR

Eurocrisis: denial is everything

Media_httpmediacachee_uiode

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/06/21/the-euro-crisis-in-one-picture/

 

Damns given…

Media_httpthisisindex_yoesm

http://thisisindexed.com/2012/07/get-to-the-point/

 

Something will come out on the other end, eventually…

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-11-13/portuguese-liquidity-trap-when-you-add-too-much-liquidity-fire-it-burns

 

Politicians and financial markets

Media_httpmediacachee_fcjbj

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/03/viewing-stock-market/

 

Economists….

Media_httpmediacachee_cgpxb

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.nl/2012/02/what-we-do.html

 

BEST PREDICTIONS

About that predictive power of financial markets…

Media_httpmediacachee_bcagf

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-12/fomc-preview-expiration-extension-and-evans-rule

 

About that predictive power of the IMF

 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/kkr-avoids-european-sovereigns-austerity-concerns

 

About that predictive power of analysts…

Media_httpmediacache0_tfmgj

http://www.businessinsider.com/gerard-minack-forecasting-earnings-2012-12

 

…and that is not even half the story…

Media_httpmediacachel_nwrom

 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/morgan-stanley-quantifies-probability-global-muddle-through-37

 

BEST FINANCIAL MARKETS

That dreaded left tail in stock market returns…

Media_httpmediacachee_jkapm

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/mark-spitznagel-austrians-and-swan-birds-different-feather

 

Window dressing? Probably just coincidence, right?

Media_httpsiwsjnetpub_wfqjz

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324205404578147190736344284.html

 

Recent currency crisis in perspective

Media_httpmediacachee_lwovh

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/german-triple-c-issue-culture-clausewitz-and-clausius

 

Where did all the ???real??? volumes in equity markets go to??

Media_httpmediacachee_jvvzp

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/27/charts-of-the-day-equity-volume-edition/

 

The dying triple A market…

Media_httpstatic6busi_hmseo

 http://www.businessinsider.com/this-terrifying-chart-what-will-rising-health-care-costs-could-do-to-sovereign-ratings-2012-2

 

Still one of the best ways to show stock market returns through the years…

 http://daalder.posterous.com/best-links-of-the-web12-03-13-nr-508

 

Earnings and EPS dilution…

Media_httpstatic1busi_sygfk

http://www.businessinsider.com/morgan-stanley-on-gdp-equity-returns-and-bill-gross-2012-8

 

BEST REST

How do you mean partisan vote…

Media_httpcdnyougovco_cuqad

http://today.yougov.com/news/2012/03/12/our-own-facts/

 

It is hard to call this humor, right?

Media_httpmediacachee_njfda

http://andolfatto.blogspot.nl/2012/09/evil-is-root-of-all-money.html

 

Elections are tough going these days…

Media_httpmediacachee_pjevm

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-15/why-politicians-hate-austerity-one-simple-chart

 

Serious research…

Media_httpwwwwashingt_fvfpj

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/09/05/study-countries-with-more-tipping-are-more-corrupt/

 

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found here http://tinyurl.com/yb9e5dg. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

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