Best in Economics this week: May 16

Very interesting chart. I should have thought of this one myself…

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http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2014/5/15/sp-500-rolling-10-year-returns.html

Spot the odd one out here…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/13/is-cheap-steel-killing-american-jobs/

Productivity growth is not what it used to be…

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/05/global-lessons-for-inclusive-growth/

Ok, so the three European economies that expanded the most since 2000 are….
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-14/geithner-confirms-mafia-linked-berlusconis-forced-ouster-says-us-did-not-have-blood-

You might think that the 0.001% are raising the bar with respect to philanthropy, but no…
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-14/as-billionaires-wealth-skyrockets-their-philanthropy-does-not

Nice chart on the life of the typical (not average?) American. And a bit of Sierra Leone

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http://www.businessinsider.com/this-graphic-will-change-how-you-think-of-retirement-2014-5

A very interesting read/podcast by Planet Money on food aid in Somalia…

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/05/13/312150579/in-somalia-collecting-people-for-profit

Leverage. It is fun while it lasts…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-14/how-debt-trap-swallowed-asia-three-charts

Sell in May, not in stocks, but in High Yield bonds! It worked!
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http://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2014/05/09/sell-may-go-away-work-european-fixed-income/

The rise and rise and rise of Japanese debt…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-10/gold-cartel-and-giant-credit-bubble

Drowning more people will save the US population growth! (and nine more of these classics)

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http://www.businessinsider.com/spurious-correlations-by-tyler-vigen-2014-5

Cool chart on airliners.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-13/what-airlines-really-charge-1-simple-table

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