Best in Economics this week: March 27

Cool overview on the robot-takes-jobs debate!

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/23/the-definitive-guide-to-whether-or-not-a-robot-will-take-your-job/

China is investing more and more into Europe…
screenshot 2015 03 25 06 25 05
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-23/china-wants-to-buy-europe

Gas and growth. That’s the idea though
screenshot 2015 03 27 06 20 30
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-23/economist-says-u-s-consumer-spending-is-about-to-surge-

We know this chart by now, but still
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http://oregoneconomicanalysis.com/2015/03/25/update-on-job-polarization-2/

Who’s Obama’s favourite…?
screenshot 2015 03 26 06 20 25
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-25/ritholtz-s-reads-bull-markets-don-t-die-of-old-age

Ok: I know the axis starts at 40 (which is misleading), but still: 47% of US households are non-savers…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/half-of-america-doesnt-save-any-money-2015-3

The Economist looks back on the growth performance of Singapore, as Lee Kuan Yew passes away
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore

Cool chart on drawdowns for the US stock market
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/stock-downturn-causes-chart-2015-3

A classic on inflation, from the Office of Price Administration (OPA). It could have said deflation just as easily…
screenshot 2015 03 24 06 06 40
http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/23/2122452/economists-agree-deflation-is-either-good-or-bad-or-irrelevant/

Well known chart. There have been more high buildings though, with no crisis to match
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21647289-there-such-thing-skyscraper-curse-towers-babel

Very cool moving gif (and 39 other charts) on the broader middle east region through time
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http://www.vox.com/a/maps-explain-the-middle-east

Wages, apparently, have never been more important, according to this article
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-20/wages-haven-t-been-this-crucial-to-u-s-economy-in-half-century

It is probably fate that the biggest non-believers of global warming are -again- struck by the harshest winter…
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/19/this-has-been-the-warmest-winter-on-record-except-in-the-most-politically-important-part-of-the-world/

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