Best in Economics this week: October 18

Best how-to-lie-with-statistics chart I have seen in a long time!
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-14/when-it-comes-fed-chair-size-matters

Keep the faith!
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-16/and-now-focus-next-steps

Inflation. All Columbus’s fault, apparently
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Cool overview of the rise of natural disasters around the world
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http://www.economist.com/news/economic-and-financial-indicators/21587833-natural-disasters

Debt Ceiling: always a last minute’s solution…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/10/debt-ceiling-debacle-already-damaging-u-s-prestige/

Inflation data will be distorted by the shutdown for months…
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Nice breakdown of US Treasury ownership
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/10/10/230944425/everyone-the-u-s-government-owes-money-to-in-one-graph

A bit of history never hurts: bond yields from 1800 onwards
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http://www.businessinsider.com/developed-nations-defaults-since-1800-2013-10

A number of colorful charts on credit and debt
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-11/life-and-death-massive-debt-bubble-seven-charts

Cool chart (+ report) on the importance of gold mining for a number of countries
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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-15-gold-producers-in-the-world-2013-10

Funny clip on a Banksy selling art in NewYork

Brilliant wildlife pictures: I do not think they picked the right winner though.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24534109

Beautiful pictures of insects…
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http://explore.noodle.org/post/60901719107/usgs-bee-inventory-flickr-insect-macro

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