Best in Economics this week: August 29

Piketty, eat your heart out

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https://twitter.com/stuartathompson/status/503962501676294144

So, debt buybacks equals leverage…? And another twist: end of QE is the end of buybacks?
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/08/28/1948591/edwards-the-equity-market-is-now-running-on-fumes/

And here is some more on leverage
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http://blogs.ft.com/andrew-smithers/2014/08/us-economy-the-persistent-myth-of-deleveraging/

How the Dow has changed over times… (via @ritholtz)
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http://online.wsj.com/articles/s-p-500-closes-above-2000-for-first-time-1409055874

Pretty shocking, really…
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/08/27/best-of-the-web-14-08-27-nr-1052/

It is not just inflation that has been in decline in Europe: expectations are also down…

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http://www.businessinsider.com/europe-inflation-expectations-decline-2014-8

…and here are more worries for the European economy: the disappearance of middle class…

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http://www.vox.com/2014/8/23/6057551/autor-job-polarization

Nice one: “Wait, people live here?”
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https://twitter.com/LaurensSwinkels/status/504965710435852288

And there are 37 more like these maps, just one click away
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http://www.vox.com/2014/8/26/6063749/38-maps-that-explain-the-global-economy

EM debt: here are some warnings from the BIS
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http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/08/27/why-em-asset-managers-are-on-a-hair-trigger-for-selling/

Cool charts on oil disruptions through time
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-24/oil-after-us-hegemony

Cool pictures. Like this one: grass after lightning strikes
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http://www.tickld.com/x/46-incredible-photos-you-may-not-have-seen-before

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