Best in Economics this week: May 10

The best picture of last week, without a doubt!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/05/07/asia_population_circle.html

…but this was a pretty close runner-up: High Yield bonds are the new AAA-bonds…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-08/junk-debt-drops-below-5-yield-first-time-record

Dow 15.000! How many years will we have to wait for the next milestone…?
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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2013/5/3/djia-1000-point-thresholds.html

Some thoughts on the possibility of negative deposit rates…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/05/07/1488492/what-the-danish-negative-rate-experience-tells-us/
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4484ea86-b8ab-11e2-a6ae-00144feabdc0.html

Interesting strategy. What I am interested in what this chart would look like taking the number two…
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Even though I do not know how you are able to measure the shadow economy, these charts are interesting
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-06/europes-shadow-economy-big-germany

Cool chart showing the development of the temperature of earth during the last 500 million years or so
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/05/the-climate-crisis-in-three-easy-charts.html

Very cool way to show the impact of the various crisis across Europe
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http://www.greekdefaultwatch.com/2013/05/the-eurozone-since-2007-in-one-image.html

Cool, long-term overview of growth in the US per decade
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http://www.businessinsider.com/lacy-hunt-mauldin-presentation-2013-5

Net issuance of securities has been depressed by the various QE actions…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/26/1477242/counterintuitive-insights-that-are-only-now-making-the-mainstream-now/

One positive from the financial debt crisis: trade imbalances have reduced markedly
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/05/07/1487952/current-account-imbalances-since-the-crisis/

25 epic predictions that have not materialised as expected…
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http://thechive.com/2013/05/06/a-few-famously-wrong-predictions-25-photos/

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