Best of the Web: 14-10-03, nr 1080

Good morning. The weak recovery of the US consumer in historical perspective.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/10/03/these-charts-show-just-how-historically-bad-the-recession-was-for-u-s-consumers/

And even more on Robots and Jobs
http://growthecon.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/meta-post-on-robots-and-jobs/

Best of last week. Almost all of it…
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2014/10/03/best-in-economics-this-week-october-3/

Investments! But let me guess: in the wrong industry, right?
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-04/how-finance-quietly-took-world-hostage

And still Obama is not as popular as Reagan was! 🙂
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http://qz.com/275878/obama-is-just-as-good-as-reagan-at-cutting-unemployment/

And this is the underlying trend in jobs
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http://www.businessinsider.com/dallas-fed-sectoral-employment-charts-2014-10

Flows. They tell a lot about the past… A lot less about the future
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-03/risky-asset-outflows-surge-again-quality-rotation-accelerates

Cool. Does the opposite apply for the euro though?
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http://soberlook.com/2014/10/dollar-strength-and-inflation.html

A special report by the Financial Times on New Africa (firewall)
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http://www.ft.com/intl/reports/new-africa

Wow. look how low Atheist rank in the US!
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-05/who-do-americans-most-and-least

Interesting chart showing what consumer consider the biggest problems right now. Inflation is a big worry..?
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-04/clearly-europe-has-crushing-deflation-problem-oh-wait

Cool breakdown of bond flows by the IMF from the report called: “Emerging Markets volatility: lessons from the taper tantrum”
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2014/sdn1409.pdf

Cool chart on marriage and first births in Quebec from 1572 to 1799
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/biocultural-origins-human-capital-and-growth

Europe is slipping…
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http://qz.com/275577/china-is-driving-a-global-renewable-energy-rebound-but-it-might-not-last/

And as always, the schedules for the week to come.
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2014/10/schedule-for-week-of-october-5th.html

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