Best in Economics this week: September 5

 Jitney, the Uber of the 20th century. (and it was banned)

http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/uber-is-currently-fighting-the-battle-that-jitneys-lost-1629552478

September is not the worst month for stocks…

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http://online.wsj.com/articles/theres-no-need-for-investors-to-fear-september-1409329116

Forget about those GDP charts: this is what it is all about. And the winner is….

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/09/04/1957241/real-gdp-per-capita-growth-over-the-past-10-years-not-what-youd-think/

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

Nice one, but don’t get fooled by this double axis…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/09/peer-to-peer-lending-is-poised-to-grow/

Two worlds, one euro
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http://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2014/09/04/exceptional-measures-eurozone-yields-stay-low-quite-time/

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

A number of charts on the weird health spending anomaly that the US really is…
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http://www.vox.com/2014/9/2/6089693/health-care-facts-whats-wrong-american-insurance

If ever you get jailed in the US, let’s hope you don’t have a tattoo… 🙂
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/08/tattoos-jobs-and-recidivism

ISIS, where do the foreign fighters come from?

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-01/where-do-isis-fighters-come

Very cool website enabling you to see how the average US citizen is spending his/her time

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http://www.retale.com/info/busy-states-of-america/

 

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