Best in Economics this week: August 22

http://news.distractify.com/dark/trivial-facts/vintage-new-york-city/

Finally some good news for the Dutch economy: we are going to revise the GDP numbers. Upwards, that is. (Economist, paywall)

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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21613321-how-revisions-will-soon-bulk-up-gdp-changing-scales

The must-read that was published this weekend:”Secular stagnation: facts, causes and cures” 180 pages long…

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http://www.voxeu.org/sites/default/files/Vox_secular_stagnation.pdf

This is how big the Norwegian wealth fund has become… (via @jackneele)

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http://qz.com/252753/norways-gargantuan-sovereign-wealth-fund-by-the-numbers/

And talking about secular stagnation…

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/only-rich-know-wage-gains-with-no-raises-for-u-s-workers.html

In case you wondered whether all that money works…?

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http://www.vox.com/2014/7/30/5949581/money-in-politics-charts-explain

So much for that tough austerity program in the UK…

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http://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2014/08/21/great-british-austerity-myth/

This is an interesting trend: the US seems to have lost the love for driving…

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http://fortune.com/2014/08/15/america-driving-cars/

Look at all that cash… I sure hope that we are not moving to a Japan-like scenario…

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/corporate-governance-reform-japan

Nice one!

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http://www.businessinsider.com/sp-500-return-decomposition-2014-8

How did the largest actively managed funds perform over the last 15 years?

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http://www.wallstreetrant.com/2014/08/how-largest-actively-managed-mutual.html
A bit of perspective…

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http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/8/15/6003001/economy-gdp-chart-exponential-industrial-revolution

What? No Dutch??

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-15/most-commonly-spoken-language-your-state

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