Best of the Web: 15-03-16, nr 1186

Good morning. QE to the next level: how the central bank can simply buy stocks higher

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-13/ritholtz-s-reads-words-are-the-new-numbers

A somewhat random chart on debt around the world and through the ages
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/13/2121691/debt-charted/

An Article IV consultation by the IMF on Iceland: always interesting
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr1573.pdf

Back into time: Irish GDP is now where it was in 2003, Haiti is now 65 years back in time…
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http://glineq.blogspot.nl/2015/03/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

How much should you have saved by now for your retirement?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/retirement-savings-guide-2015-3

Interesting overview of costs of natural disasters
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/daly-measure-direct-impact-natural-disasters

“Why words are the new numbers”
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http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/magazine/spring-2015/why-words-are-the-new-numbers

gender wage gaps and how long they are expected to remain…
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http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/12/where-women-may-wait-more-than-100-years-to-close-the-wage-gap/

And the US schedule for the week to come looks pretty light
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/03/schedule-for-week-of-march-15-2015.html

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