Best links of the Web: 14-02-12, nr 710

Good morning. Nice way to get an overview of the US economy in one chart

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(source: http://www.businessinsider.com/where-the-us-economy-is-at-right-now-2013-2)

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The State of the Union???

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?????????????????? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/12/obamas-incredibly-ambitious-second-term-agenda/

?????????????????? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/12/footnoting-the-state-of-the-union/

?????????????????? http://www.businessinsider.com/text-obama-state-of-the-union-2013-2

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And here is some comparison on the topic:

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?????????????????? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-12/thinking-drinking-and-gambling-mans-guide-state-union

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Japan? Something is rising for sure, even if it is not the sun???

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?????????????????? http://fsaraceno.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/bringing-krugman-to-europe/

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And on Japan: James Saft has a nice column: ???It is like slapping a Bentley sticker on a Smart Car and thinking the trunk space will increase.???

?????????????????? http://blogs.reuters.com/james-saft/2013/02/12/japan-confuses-appearance-and-reality-james-saft/

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The structural shift in R&D spending in the world???

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?????????????????? http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2013/02/global-r-overview.html

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Buy stocks, or sell them? Stock market capitalization as a percentage of GDP is high compared to the 1950-90 period

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?????????????????? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323511804578298192408632114.html

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76 pages on oil (and other commodities) from the OPEC for all to enjoy! OPEC lifts oil demand forecast for 2013

http://www.opec.org/opec_web/static_files_project/media/downloads/publications/MOMR_February_2013.pdf

?????????????????? http://www.cnbc.com/id/100451991

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The charts of The Economist are always very nice to see. Nuclear testing through time???

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?????????????????? http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/nuclear-weapons

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