Best in Economics this week: April 3

That was what Q1 looked like.
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/return-performance-of-major-global-financial-assets-q1-2015-2015-4

The Chief Economist is restraining supply
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http://gregmankiw.blogspot.nl/2015/03/getting-promoted.html

Beautiful short documentary on the decline of Kodak
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/business/at-kodak-clinging-to-a-future-beyond-film.html?_r=0

This US slowdown is looking pretty serious, or what?
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/03/29/how-serious-is-the-us-slowdown/

A bit of a confusing chart to read, but the message is clear: ageing is not just a Japanese phenomenon
Ritholtz
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-27/ritholtz-s-reads-hedge-funds-want-a-new-name

China’s food imports have changed (via @pdacosta)
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-food-giant-explores-deals-in-u-s-1427749693

Didn’t read this, but I should: “Why American companies are borrowing more in euros“
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/31/2125458/why-american-companies-are-borrowing-more-in-euros/

Cool visualization of immigration to the US.
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https://twitter.com/NL_MFA_strategy/status/581399032670617600

The first blog of one Ben Bernanke…
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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/ben-bernanke/posts/2015/03/30-why-interest-rates-so-low

And here is part two of the Bernanke sequel!
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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/ben-bernanke/posts/2015/03/31-why-interest-rates-low-secular-stagnation

And here is how the languages in Europe evolved
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/animated-map-displays-spread-european-language-europe-russia-asia-history-2015-3

Some other thoughts on the secular stagnation debate
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http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/ben-bernanke-and-secular-stagnation.html

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