Best in Economics this week: March 13

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/underwater-photographer-of-the-year-contest/2015/03/04/c5cd672c-c285-11e4-9271-610273846239_gallery.html

Cool chart on S&P sector weightings through time…
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/sp-500-sector-weightings/

If QE does not work, the ECB might consider to the definition of US core inflation, as plan B.
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/03/edwards-core-inflation-us-just-low-eurozone-measured-basis.html

And talking about core inflation, getting deflation on that level is rare
deflation
http://uk.businessinsider.com/no-deflation-in-the-eurozone-or-g-20-countries-2015-3

A bit of (interesting) history on a period that looks a lot like the current period
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/09/2120134/jobs-automation-engels-pause-and-the-limits-of-history/

From the fragile five to the Troubled Trio (via Nimesh Chandan)
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http://www.livemint.com/Politics/7QUPicCObvnN5dnAyBtieJ/Fragile-Five-to-Troubled-Trio.html

Cool interactive chart on the changes in the Dow Jones over time. Remember ‘Victor talking machine’ or ‘Remington typewriter’?
screenshot 2015 03 13 06 22 27

http://graphics.wsj.com/djia-components-history/

Interesting question: “Could Reduced Drilling Also Reduce GDP Growth?“
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http://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2015/03/could-reduced-drilling-also-reduce-gdp-growth.html

Bitcoin is now a Chinese currency. Of sorts.
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http://qz.com/359679/80-of-bitcoin-is-exchanged-into-and-out-of-chinese-yuan/

Ageing Germany
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http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21646213-responding-creatively-shrinking-populations-ageing-supple

Here is someone who has started the recession watch for the US
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http://fabiusmaximus.com/2015/03/11/economic-data-cycle-mystery-80478/

So there you go: this tells you all you need to know about India. If not, click on the link below
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr1562.pdf

This looks interesting: real time growth.
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/03/09/global-growth-report-card-world-activity-steady-as-us-slows/

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