Best in Economics this week: February 27

Poverty has been in decline over the past twenty years

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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21645220-goal-ending-poverty-2030-worthy-increasingly-out-reach-povertys

A very old chart, but very impressive nevertheless
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http://www.businessinsider.com/these-charts-explain-the-real-death-of-the-music-industry-2011-2

All the corporate debt in the world, combined (and some more statistics on it, one click away)
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/02/24/2120128/behind-the-post-crisis-rich-world-bond-market-boom/

 

Alphaville takes a positive spin on Japan (which has little to do with the graph though)

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/02/23/2119935/is-japan-in-danger-of-a-fiscal-crisis/

My favorite technical pattern: squirrel on a clown’s shoulder
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/02/a-rare-technical-analysis-pattern/

How much lower can inflation rates go?
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www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/02/daily-chart-17

If you are looking for some historic data on bond yields: look no further!
BAML Italy yields
http://uk.businessinsider.com/european-government-bond-yields-lowest-in-history-borrowing-costs-2015-2

Even a bit more of history. No clue for which country though…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/interest-rates-since-3000-bc-2015-2

Always negative on bonds…
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/upshot/we-keep-flunking-forecasts-on-interest-rates-distorting-the-budget-outlook.html

On how diversified the various stock exchanges in the world really are… (once again from the Credit Suisse report)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/us-stock-market-diversity-2015-2

Cool. although it takes some time to know how to read this one…
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http://xkcd.com/1491/

Cool study from the Dutch central bank (in Dutch) on debt and wealth in the world and the Netherlands in particular
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http://www.dnb.nl/binaries/De%20vermogensopbouw%20van%20huishoudens%20is%20het%20beleid%20in%20balans_tcm46-319011.pdf

On a completely different subject. Death sentences in the US. What would the ‘other’ be though…
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http://qz.com/346332/all-the-ways-america-has-chosen-to-execute-people-since-1776/

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