Best of the Web: 13-04-24, nr 758

Good morning. A bit of history to get this Wednesday started!


Well, I must admit this is remarkable. Only this time, it was not because of high commodity prices!


Report by Tower Watson on the rising pension deficit from 100 biggest publicly traded US companies: now $ 250 billion… (can’t find the report itself),0,2329231.story


The rich keep getting richer, while the poor….


If you want to get up to date on household deleveraging in the US: this is a nice starting point


Ah yes, that false AP-tweet crash on the White House bombing (hope this works, because it looks cool)


Know your bubble! Goldman Sachs has put together this bubble chart. But wasn’t there a silver bubble? And the famous Volkswagen bubble?


A bit of background on the concept of the ‘fundamental index’


Interesting read on how limited the impact of shale gas has been for the US economy. So far…


I knew Japan and Germany had an ageing population, but didn’t know that Korea was also facing that problem…



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