Best in Economics this week: May 29

A golden oldie: how do the US states compare to other economies?


Interesting line, but I hope that this does not imply that stocks should be trading at a PE of 60…?


Cool chart on the importance of buybacks for the US market


Penetration rates in connectivity: mobile rules the waves…


An FT article on weak productivity: “Weak productivity turns into a problem of global proportions”


And even more on low productivity…


Cool – though highly subjective- interactive tool telling you how likely it is your job will be automated…


Mmm. This looks pretty convincing, right?


Do central banks need capital? The answer depends on who you ask, apparently…


Cool question: “Why The Oldest Person In The World Keeps Dying?”. And did we do some doping control on that Jeanne Calment??


Supertankers are back in favour. How does that square with the weak trade balance numbers?


The rise (and rise) of life expectancy…


And an article IV consultation on Switzerland


How peaches have changed through time (corn and watermelon just one click away!)

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