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Best in Economics this week: March 6

Interesting chart. How will we fare without QE…
screenshot 2015 03 02 06 24 29
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/02/weekend-reads-160/

Peak life-expectancy, anyone?
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https://twitter.com/MaxCRoser/status/572950376279887872/photo/1

Secular stagnation, the short version(or did I already show this one?)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/secular-stagnation-schematic-2015-2

2015: already the year of the buyback!
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/05/2121147/us-equity-market-stat-du-jour/

The BRICS outlook isn’t doing all that well…
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https://twitter.com/M_McDonough/status/572974293153406976

Not something to be proud of, but we are number two…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/02/27/2120504/firstft-the-new-6am-cut-53/

The Global Risk report of the World Economic Forum has been published again!
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/02/global-risks-2015/

Interesting chart on the rise of low interest rate corporate bonds
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/05/2120927/so-at-what-point-do-we-see-corporate-yields-going-to-zero/

Give me a thousand dollars (and a time machine)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-berkshire-hathaway-historical-returns-2015-3

Bill Gates into perspective. Well, in some super-rich perspective
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/heres-how-the-top-ten-tech-billionaires-compare-to-bill-gates-2015-

“The Disconnect Between Corporate Borrowing and Investment”
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http://rooseveltinstitute.org/sites/all/files/Mason_Disgorge_the_Cash.pdf

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

The difference between interest rates and growth have declined over time
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http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=5277

The great recession was not so great, apparently
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/great-recession-was-not-so-great

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