Best in Economics this week: April 5

(source of the lead picture: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/04/03/garry_winogrand_a_look_back_at_one_of_america_s_most_prolific_photographers.html)

Isaac the Investor. I am not sure whether it is all that accurate, but something like it has happened for sureVgI-RXp2Y0Io6upSj896T3nFbz4SruK8fZtSIAUw78tpxaYvqnQKn5hayHdA4mIj8JK3V6Vp4HBXFZfjFQpeSXpb1yQfK_fUjxRGavix6Iz1qwKIfSZjo5kR

http://www.businessinsider.com/isaac-newton-and-the-south-sea-bubble-2013-4

Some worrying charts on Europe…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-03/graphical-walk-through-un-fixed-europe

…and some more worrying news on Europe…

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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a126d3ee-8cd2-11e2-8ee0-00144feabdc0.html

Let’s step away from the daily volatility for a moment, and see what currencies have done during the past 5 years..

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-31/currency-wars-dummies

A bit technical perhaps, but this analyses on the inflation swap market is interesting

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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2013/04/how-liquid-is-the-inflation-swap-market.html

Not a very nice chart to look at, but data all the way back from 1825 is hard to come by

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http://www.crossingwallstreet.com/archives/2013/04/the-stock-market-since-1925.html

And -with the same remark as before- this is somewhat less long-term, but with more details

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http://www.crossingwallstreet.com/archives/2013/04/looking-at-long-term-returns.html

Cash rich companies: what are they doing with all that money…?

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http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-value-of-share-buybacks-2013-3

And bitcoin cannot be ignored this week, as it went mainstream: FT, Krugman, Socgen…

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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b4be7d8e-9c73-11e2-9a4b-00144feabdc0.html

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/golden-cyberfetters/

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/03/1425292/the-problem-with-bitcoin/

https://medium.com/money-banking/2b5ef79482cb

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/03/1446692/when-memory-becomes-money-the-story-of-bitcoin-so-far/

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