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Best of the Web: 15-04-07, nr 1200!!!!!

Good morning. Wow: The third blog of Bernanke in one week! How long will/can he keep this up…?

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/ben-bernanke/posts/2015/04/03-germany-trade-surplus-problem

“What Seems to Be Holding Back Labor Productivity Growth, and Why It Matters”
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http://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2015/04/what-seems-to-be-holding-back-labor-productivity-growth-and-why-it-matters.html

On the current status of the world economy
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/04/05/global-growth-report-card-world-slowdown-causes-concern/

Bubbles. Quite big ones even…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/04/02/2125755/this-time-is-not-different-usd-edition/

A not so optimistic interpretation on the development in the US labour market
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http://www.epi.org/blog/total-jobs-sputter-in-march-while-wages-continue-to-sing-the-same-slow-song/

“The sources of stock market fluctuations”. For the advanced class…

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http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.fr/2015/04/the-sources-of-stock-market-fluctuations.html

And perhaps, this is the answer to all those fluctuations: just hold on….
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https://rpseawright.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/everybody-plays-the-fool-sometimes/

Cool chart showing that California -once the hotspot of net migration- has lost its shine in the late 90s
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/04/net-migration-between-california-and-other-states-1955-1960-and-1995-2000/

…and while we are on the subject of the regional divide in the US: check out this one!
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/04/weekend-reads-165/

…and even more on movements within the US: this time oil (it is a gif, it should be moving)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/02/an-eye-popping-gif-of-how-oil-moves-around-america/

Humanity: the short version. Comes with some serious critique as well
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/things-annoying-for-a-quant-reporter-2015-4

Robots and China
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http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/01/why-china-may-have-the-most-factory-robots-in-the-world-by-2017/

One day later than normal, but here is the schedule for the week to come
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/04/schedule-for-week-of-april-5-2015.html

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found herehttp://tinyurl.com/c8ge4c5. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

 

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