Best of the Web: 15-05-12, nr 1219

Good morning. Is there an adverse relationship between innovation and religiosity?

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/05/do-strong-religious-beliefs-stifle-innovation/

The winner takes all, according to this post (via @jackneele)
richgetricher
http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2015/05/profit-margins-in-a-winner-take-all-economy/

Pretty low productivity growth (if these numbers are correct, that is)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/productivity-in-america-is-unusually-low-2015-5

Oh, oh…. Self-driving car accidents revealed in California
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32691887

The last one on the UK elections
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/05/covering-2015-uk-general-election-graphics

25 years later….
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/this-time-its-different-for-investors-noand-yes-1431088653

Longer term implications of the sell-off in bonds…
http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/files/2015/05/ftblog857.png
http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/05/10/bund-tantrum-warns-of-future-accidents/

This isn’t even correlation, not mentioning causation…
cotd births unemployment
http://www.businessinsider.com/birth-rates-and-unemployment-2015-5

And here is some perspective on that sell-off
Slide1
https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2015/05/11/downside-bonds/

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