Best in Economics this week: April 12

We are done with risk! Or at least, if we are to believe this chart from the IMF’s stability report

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-11/there-no-risk-left-anywhere

A pretty simple chart showing how the roles have changed between Emerging and Developed countries

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http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2013/04/the-need-for-wholesale-change.html

Cool chart showing the various stages of recovery in the US labour market: temporary labour rules the waves!

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http://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2013/04/labor-market-update-muddy-waters-continue-to-run-deep.html

And talking about the US labour market: the employment rate has not revovered, although the unemployment rate has dropped…

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/04/structural-employment-problems/

…which gets explained in this article: ‘disability’ is on the rise…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/vanishing-workforce-weighs-on-growth/2013/04/06/2bc46116-9e20-11e2-9a79-eb5280c81c63_story.html

Cool chart showing the longer term trend in cash-use of US companies…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-corporate-cash-use-since-1998-2013-4

Much ado about the new Wealth study by the ECB, claiming that Germans were a lot poorer than Cypriots…

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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ecbsp2en.pdf

…which raised a lot of criticism for the ECB

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/10/1454022/whos-the-eurozones-poorest-really/

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/2013/04/07/selective-truths-and-spanish-riches-the-bundesbanks-study-on-household-wealth-2/

Probably not the last chart on Japan, but I like this one: I call your 20 and I raise 50!

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http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/americas-most-profitable-export-is-cash/

Beautiful chart on the various forms of flu and possible interactions

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http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/which-flu-virus/

The Big Mac index on the price of… The Economist itself!

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http://qz.com/72693/the-economists-big-mac-index-with-the-economist-instead-of-a-big-mac/

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