Best of the Web: 14-10-09, nr 1083

Good morning. In case you have missed it: despite tensions in the Middle East, oil prices are heading South… http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2014/10/8/new-oil-bear-market.html

Drones. Coming to a wrist near you before long…


And….we’re off! Third quarter results are about to be published. Alcoa managed to beat expectations 7vSoDvjb0HQVdXLCXmvSlgNDZiHVKtb8xEaS5bJBJYLgw1Q4r4lLVkodLOegmGlEhp2GIjaQMLwCvScxG_dz6h7ERhOiAL9erQsSiwjto7NOGHvWH2EM1lImAts1x_lRJw http://www.businessinsider.com/alcoa-global-aluminum-outlook-october-8-2014-10

Pretty cool chart on the weak development on bank lending qORCvO3N9beM-_Xqen82CEzy19lvH3iM5bGLiZE6bKh9_jH6p98B3OEG8gOeh5ji5u6dVZKKrA583EsJuk9gN6zcfijhWwRz-N4RHYLglQ6HWmYrp21OiXNgBRA8dV0CRw http://www.businessinsider.com/the-imf-is-calling-for-state-guarantees-for-bank-lending-2014-10

The Global Stability report from the IMF: 190 pages of reading, charts and data… I started from the back MEmJsPdVTw-3l_9XCjsesztLTQB8Xn0bgt1ZFmxTErIU3F04OByVPVPRf2bwBhK3VBdzOsC_owoF5gi5Rfe1xTlSce5lBB7OKKAlTCv40N5tFxu_6UUGYtukTqS_MpQRdQ

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/gfsr/2014/02/pdf/text.pdf

I would say this is a clear indication of rising wealth. Or am I missing something? L2XwJ8__sM_SMo2A3Ds4Db8h2QzA12FlhFbwi29MmP6BTY4fGhl7qPmn6SWHDB2kPbgSJb41cUAv36F-Dkh1QFMFt_UQnI6TiRhKUIAK2TgGZeAIIp5VO6PgEQAHfRsMPg http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2014/10/spending-on-necessities-and-luxuries.html

Some perspective on the first US Ebola death in the US (via @sassenvanelsoo) wpDQF6EoBGa3hY0PxcIn0qbO6fga8Umdj2WJaUYiyEdGZ5KrSwryXluCIWgvPTKY7zOwvCb3IqBII3vF4MEIMmN58n3rFXS4bC2So4_yxdWpRcTUVU5eB-2oTMPX4zprLw https://twitter.com/sassenvanelsloo/status/519931743097593856

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