Best in Economics this week: 22 February 2013

Nice chart showing the risks (but not rewards) of stocks and bonds


 Two articles that I think are interesting reads – even though there are no charts… One on banks and one on analysts

 And talking about analyst… Almost always too bullish




With the debate on the minimum wage in the US, this is a nice chart showing the string difference in minimum wages




I like this chart because it is a subject you hardly read anything about: leverage in Asia…



Changing consumer spending patterns in China



I know it is old news, but a bit of repetition can’t hurt: the rising inequality in the US



A bit of the same applies for this one: the ‘growth’ track record of the Italian economy…



Nice idea: the periodic table of megatrends. Of course, you can never think of 100 megatrends, but still

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best in Economics this week can be found here ( 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 Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

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