Best in Economics this week: December 19

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/09/_2014_in_photos_the_year_s_best_satellite_images_from_digitalglobe.html

The pessimist guide to 2015: the 16 things that could go wrong in 2015
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/world-hot-spots-that-could-ruin-your-2015/

The higher, the less good…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/12/18/2076091/christmas-2014-charted/

2014, the year that was.
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/barrons-year-in-review-chart-2014-12

The world conflicts all mapped together. An no, I do not know what kind of a conflict Iceland has…
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https://www.bbvaresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Geo-World-Report-2H-2014.pdf

IPO bonanza!
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/2014-us-ipo-record-year-2014-12

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/12/the-basic-reason-oil-keeps-getting-cheaper-and-cheaper/

Look at the huge wage divergence between North Dakota and Minnesota!
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/10-monday-pm-reads-110/

And this one is also interesting: when income has peaked over the last 45 years…
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2014/12/12/why-americas-middle-class-is-lost/

This one never ceases to amaze me: the US and evolution
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/12/evolution-less-accepted-in-u-s-than-other-western-countries/

The incredible strength of the US (and world) bond markets in 2014
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http://awealthofcommonsense.com/seeing-melt-long-term-bonds/

An animation of over thirty years of US yieldcurve development!
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/us-treasury-yield-curve-evolution-1982-2014-2014-12

Apparently, this has been a pretty dismal year for mutual funds trying to beat the S&P500
mutual funds
http://uk.businessinsider.com/large-cap-equity-mutual-funds-havent-performed-this-crappily-since-1997-2014-12

And even more pictures: these are the best satellite pictures of 2014
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/09/_2014_in_photos_the_year_s_best_satellite_images_from_digitalglobe.html

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