Best of the Web: 14-08-30, nr 1055

Good morning. What your return would have been in the S&P500 since 1983
http://www.businessinsider.com/thornburgs-real-real-equity-returns-2014-8

Pent-up wage deflation. Pretty cool concept, if you ask me…
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2014/08/29/us-economy-pent-up-wage-deflation-blues/

Still a very interesting picture.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/why-biotech-bubbles-arent-importatnt-2014-8

Best of last week. For the late-holiday returners
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/08/29/best-in-economics-this-week-august-29/

Maybe I have posted this one before, but it has become more relevant again…
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/europe-s-russian-connections

Good timing: the IMF reviews the economies of both Norway…
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2014/cr14259.pdf

…and Sweden
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2014/cr14261.pdf

I am not sure why China is not in this chart: maybe because of the unreliable Mao statistics?
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http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/08/29/five-chart-history-of-post-colonial-asia/

Cool chart showing that French labour market is somewhat different from the US and UK…
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http://wol.iza.org/articles/how-responsive-is-the-labor-market-to-tax-policy

Interactive overview from the Wall Street Journal on the complicated situation in the Middle East
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http://graphics.wsj.com/isis-strange-bedfellows/

And, as ever, the US schedule for the week ahead. Slow starting (labour day on Monday), bit with ISM and payroll
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2014/08/schedule-for-week-of-august-31st.html

 

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