Best of the Web: 15-04-08, nr 1201

Good morning. The IMF takes a look at the growth record of the world economy during the past years and draws conclusions for the future

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/2015/new040715a.htm

And here is some more from that same analyses
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2015/01/pdf/c3.pdf

A great probably-should-read from the Economist on secular stagnation
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/04/puzzles

Another voxeu.org reader, this time on TTIP. Interesting, no doubt, but don’t expect spectacular charts…
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http://www.voxeu.org/sites/default/files/file/TTIP_23march.pdf

Interesting question. Is Measurement Error a Likely Explanation for the Lack of Productivity Growth in 2014?’

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http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2015/04/is-measurement-error-a-likely-explanation-for-the-lack-of-productivity-growth-in-2014.html

What do rich people in the US ‘consume’ most?
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http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/06/how-the-rich-and-poor-spend-and-earn-their-money/

A bit of research by the Fed trying to ease concerns about falling inflation expectations
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http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2015/april/low-long-term-inflation-survey-based-forecast/

And here are some statistics on the welfare and food stamp collectors in the US (but is it up to date, I wonder…?)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/share-of-unemployed-not-looking-for-work-is-high-2015-4

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