Best of the Web: 14-08-21, nr 1049

Good morning. So much for that tough austerity program in the UK…

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

And also some positive news on Japan

“How to Survive a Secular Stagnation” Some advice from Mohamed A. El-Erian

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

The troubled region

“Is there a trade-off between low bond risk premiums and financial stability?” (spoiler answer: not really)


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

Some perspective on the depth of the European reces… eh… depression

This chart is originally from the Economist. Still a good way of presenting

And in case you are worried about that Icelandic volcano: here are some cool charts to tell you what is up


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