Best of the Web: 14-06-13, nr 1014

Good morning. The production slump…

http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2014/06/the-productivity-slump.html

 

Still trying to buy some bitcoins? Good news: the FBI is selling them! 144 thousand of them
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-12/virtual-currency-slides-fbi-prepares-dump-144341-silk-road-bitcoins

You will probably have to visit the website to see this animated gif on the increased polarisation of US politics
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-12/americas-record-political-and-ideological-divide-charts

Interesting two charts. The first shows the total production of scientific papers (with the US leading)…
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…but the second shows the quality of papers (by looking at citations): UK and Germany clearly beat the US
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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2014/06/too-many-us-scientists-or-too-few.html

The ECB on fossil-fuel subsidies (paywall)
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21604219-popular-and-harmful-energy-subsidies-are-hardbut-not-impossibleto-kill-price

The ECB monthly report. All 233 pages of it….
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/mobu/mb201406en.pdf

 

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