Best in Economics this week: August 8

Africa, Africa, Africa. US steps up to the plate: pretty late…

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-2

So much for the lost Japanese decade…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/07/italys-triple-dip-recession-has-wiped-out-all-its-growth-since-2000/

Interesting chart showing the steady erosion of the 90% income bracket…

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-07/record-numbers-americans-recounce-citizenship-under-obama

…which fits in fine with this one: a new report on how inequality is dampening growth

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/upshot/alarm-on-income-inequality-from-a-mainstream-source.html
https://www.globalcreditportal.com/ratingsdirect/renderArticle.do
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b46a586e-1be6-11e4-9db1-00144feabdc0.html

In case you have missed: there is much ado about the outflow of High Yield….

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http://www.businessinsider.com/high-yield-debt-in-focus-august-4-2014-8

 

A country report on Japan by the IMF…

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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2014/cr14236.pdf

The harsh reality of retirement (and some disturbing statistics on US savings)

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/07/1921822/federal-reserve-finds-us-households-are-unwell/

Infrastructure spending. China beats all.

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Plot your own cool looking energy chart…
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https://www.youtube.com/user/shellletsgo/letsgo?x=content~shell-content-87&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_post&utm_content=twitter_twitter-natural-gas-wired-en_cc&utm_campaign=letsgo2014_yt&x=source~twitter_twitter-natural-gas-wired-en_cc_decades-in-energy_pr

This one comes from a Nomura report. Alternatives: a pretty expensive asset class…

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/01/1914342/the-hare-gets-rich-while-you-dont-back-the-passive-tortoise/

Clips, information and background on the Sunni-Shia divide

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http://www.cfr.org/peace-conflict-and-human-rights/sunni-shia-divide/p33176?cid=ppc-FA_com-sunni_shia_divide_infoguide-072914#!/

Russia’s track record with respect to growth…

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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2014/08/the-enigma-of-russias-economy.html

Brilliant overview by the Wall Street Journal on the 100 legacies of the 1914-1918 war. With clips and pictures

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http://www.wsj.com/ww1/

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