Best in Economics this week: June 6

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jun/01/d-day-landings-scenes-in-1944-and-now-interactive

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

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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/05/upshot/how-the-recession-reshaped-the-economy-in-255-charts.html

Dumb ways to die, and still we keep doing it. Interactive charts on death
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/06/what-will-literally-kill-you/
http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-cause-patterns/

 

Low volatility: just saying…

http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-DB582_CSchar_P_20140603155553.jpg

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/06/03/calm-or-complacency-in-three-charts/

Low volatility: just saying (part II)…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-02/why-central-banks-need-more-volatility-maintain-their-omnipotence

Cool chart on the growth of the human population
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http://equitablegrowth.org/2014/05/29/estimates-world-gdp-one-million-b-c-present-1998-view-1998-honest-broker-week-may-24-2014-2/

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

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http://priceonomics.com/extreme-poverty-has-dropped-in-half-since-1990/

…and related to that, this question: why has poverty survived in the developed world?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/upshot/growth-has-been-good-for-decades-so-why-hasnt-poverty-declined.html

War is not good for the economy. Now there’s a shocker…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/06/top-economists-say-war-is-bad-for-the-economy/

Unbelievable: time spent watching Gangnam Style could have been used to fill almost two wikipedia’s
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/06/daily-chart-1

Even though consumer confidence is not my favorite variable, this divergence is interesting
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http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2014/06/20140602_EU.png

Ok, so we are back to where we were at the end of 2006….
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http://soberlook.com/2014/06/failure-of-guidance-on-leveraged.html

 

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