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Best in Economics this week: October 17

Crash!!

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http://www.businessinsider.com/db-ytd-cross-asset-returns-2014-10

Well, just as a recap of what is going on…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/10/oil-glut-driving-prices-lower/

Very cool chart from the Economist on the drop in oil prices…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/10/daily-chart-7

This one fits in nicely with the theme of falling commodity prices: emerging markets sensitivity to commodity shocks
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/10/14/2006642/how-will-ems-be-affected-by-commodity-price-declines/

The Global wealth report of Credit Suisse is out! With the special topic: wealth inequality!
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/10/14/2006542/and-the-special-credit-suisse-wealth-topic-this-year-is/

Ah! The Economist has come up with a better representation of the past. 🙂
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/10/worlds-richest-economies

On the plus side: the lines start lower each year, which means that the room for disappointments is smaller
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2014/10/12/its-the-new-mediocre-not-a-global-recession/

A follow up on the global financial asset portfolio discussion
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http://pragcap.com/is-the-global-financial-asset-portfolio-the-perfect-indexing-strategy

On buybacks.
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/10/buybacks-money-well-spent/

Interesting chart showing water consumption patterns, versus costs. I never would have thought water to be so costly for Denmark…
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/business/economy/the-price-of-water-is-too-low.html

Well, here is one expert panel of Economists that disagrees with the main premises of Piketty.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/upshot/fellow-economists-express-skepticism-about-thomas-piketty.html

Where do the most muslims/christians/jews/hindus live?
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-13/half-worlds-christians-live-these-11-nations

I have probably shown this one before. Still a nice chart though.
OECD natural disasters economic damage
http://www.businessinsider.com/oecd-disaster-charts-2014-10

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