Best in Economics this week: June 6

Very cool interactive chart from the New York Times on how the crisis has impacted the economy


Dumb ways to die, and still we keep doing it. Interactive charts on death


Low volatility: just saying…

Low volatility: just saying (part II)…


Cool chart on the growth of the human population

Extreme poverty has declined steadily over the decades (but has remained stubbornly high in Africa)


…and related to that, this question: why has poverty survived in the developed world?

War is not good for the economy. Now there’s a shocker…

Unbelievable: time spent watching Gangnam Style could have been used to fill almost two wikipedia’s

Even though consumer confidence is not my favorite variable, this divergence is interesting

Ok, so we are back to where we were at the end of 2006….


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