Best in Economics this week: May 16

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


Spot the odd one out here…


Productivity growth is not what it used to be…


Ok, so the three European economies that expanded the most since 2000 are….

You might think that the 0.001% are raising the bar with respect to philanthropy, but no…

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


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

Leverage. It is fun while it lasts…


Sell in May, not in stocks, but in High Yield bonds! It worked!

The rise and rise and rise of Japanese debt…

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


Cool chart on airliners.


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