Best in Economics this week: April 24

Interesting pattern of the weak first quarter for the US economy…

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Interesting. But will it hold?

You can trust The Economist to come up with a cool chart on Moore’s law…

But this interactive one isn’t bad either: who remembers Motorola…?

My favorite subject: the price decline in investment goods

Despite the low interest rates, 15% of US tax dollars went to interest on federal debt in 2014

US buybacks are still on the rise

What does PE tell us, really?
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Ranking the Emerging Markets with respect to GDP per capita growth

Pretty shocking, actually… On the political divide in the US

Interactive tool showing the water footprint of various food alternatives
The impact of oil differs across the various US states

Productivity gains in the Euro area between 1990 and 2013 have been pretty mixed…
Source: Conference Board, Total Economy Database.

Putting things into perspective: what the US would look like on Jupiter (and a couple more of these images one click away)

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