Best in Economics this week: January 30

Very cool chart on the development of earnings through time
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http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2015/01/explosion/

Just when you think you have seen all the charts on oil…
screenshot 2015 01 29 06 23 50

http://uk.businessinsider.com/markets-chart-of-the-day-january-28-2015-1

Finnish government debt. Hard to get by, thanks to the ECB
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https://medium.com/bull-market/an-ecb-qesplainer-9c87146052c1

“Basic Income: some issues”
http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2015/01/basic-income-some-issues.html

Apple the biggest company in history? Not if we adjust for inflation
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http://qz.com/335147/apples-massive-market-cap-still-trails-these-historical-giants/

To commemorate the great Apple numbers: what if you had not bought that Mac back in 1984, but Apple shares instead…
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http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/bild-1015232-804014.html

Historians are history, apparently (and where are the politicians in this chart?)
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/upshot/how-economists-came-to-dominate-the-conversation.html

3%! The US can now join the euro!
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/cbo-deficit-debt-outlook-2015-1

Inequality per US state is on the rise
screenshot 2015 01 30 06 28 58
http://www.epi.org/publication/income-inequality-by-state-1917-to-2012/

Not surprising, with Treasury yields this low. But still, in a game of relatives…
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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/01/21/stocks-somewhere-between-dirt-cheap-and-bloody-exp.aspx

The shrinking American Middle Class… More charts and stats at the link
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/25/upshot/shrinking-middle-class.html

The strength of the dollar is beginning to bite…
Ritholtz
http://www.wsj.com/articles/strong-dollar-hangs-over-more-companies-rattling-investors-1422386620

Population weighted world
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http://www.vox.com/2015/1/27/7918377/population-cartogram

 

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