Best of the Web: 15-03-05, nr 1179

Good morning. Peak life-expectancy, anyone?

https://twitter.com/MaxCRoser/status/572950376279887872/photo/1

Summers: “Robots are hurting middle class workers”

http://larrysummers.com/2015/03/03/3977/

On the disappointing growth performance of Brazil…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/economic-backgrounder

And some more on Brazil
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http://soberlook.com/2015/03/an-update-on-brazils-flagging-economy.html

Well, the title is well chosen: “If you read one thing about microfinance, read this”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/03/03/if-you-read-one-thing-about-microfinance-read-this/

Interesting breakdown on labour productivity…
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https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2015/march/how-should-labor-productivity-be-measured

Missed this one from the IMF: “Investment in the Euro Area: Why Has It Been Weak?”
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/wp1532.pdf

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