Best in Economics this week: August 15

The High Yield correction apparently was a bit of an outlier…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/high-yield-fund-outflows-a-6-sigma-event-2014-8

Number of deaths and Google attention do not always match when it comes to war…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-6

Brilliant overview of the Big Names’ investment returns!
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http://www.businessinsider.com/mindblowing-facts-warren-buffett-2014-8

The population divide in China
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https://twitter.com/Amazing_Maps

European lending: a tale of three countries… By the Economist (paywall)
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21612251-dont-bank-banks

My favourite technology chart, updated
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http://qz.com/247501/our-lovehate-relationship-with-technology-charted/

The Economist on prostitution: “More bang for your buck!”
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http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21611074-how-new-technology-shaking-up-oldest-business-more-bang-your-buck

Wow! Owning a car in New York City was quite a risky business back in the 90s…
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/upshot/heres-why-stealing-cars-went-out-of-fashion.html

In case you are a believer (in US demographics), this is a buy signal, or so I am told…
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http://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/guest/Chris-Puplava-130202-Secular-Bear-is-Over.php

…and here is a bit more on demographics
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=41819.0

Nice video clip mapping births and deaths through the ages…
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http://qz.com/244999/watch-how-the-centers-of-western-culture-migrated-over-2000-years/

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