Best in Economics this week: June 12

How far you can get by train in Europe in a day

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/06/05/map-the-remarkable-distances-you-can-travel-on-a-european-train-in-less-than-a-day/

A bit of good news on the carbon emission side of things (via @PAvBoesschoten)

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http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/06/10-charts-showing-why-carbon-emissions-stalled-last-year/

Ah! I feel a good conspiracy theory coming up!

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/selling-in-the-final-30-minutes-of-trading-2015-6

So much for the guidance we can get from the Shiller PE…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/shiller-pe-versus-subsequent-3-year-real-equity-returns-2015-6

How to spot fraud, the easy way
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/deutsche-banks-use-of-benford-law-to-detect-company-fraud-2015-6

The presumed power of QE (although cause and effect may be the other way round)
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/sp-500-cumulative-max-drawdowns-and-qe-2015-6

Interesting: cash holdings at asset allocation funds at a high level. Liquidity buffer?

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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/06/11/2131653/shaken-rotated-positioned/

A bit of an update on the oil outages around the world

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http://qz.com/421058/oil-traders-love-a-war-especially-the-one-against-us-shale/

Expectations of long yields have been mostly wrong. What’s new, though?

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/jeff-gundlach-june-9-2015-presentation-2015-6?op=1

Social CEO’s. Somehow I think that this meant something completely different ten years ago…

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-what-the-worlds-top-50-ceos-do-on-social-media-2015-06-05

Some factoids on buybacks

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/announced-buybacks-up-50-in-2015-but-that-probably-doesnt-matter-2015-6

2025! I hope I will make it!!
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http://qz.com/417014/self-driving-trucks-are-going-to-hit-the-us-economy-like-a-human-driven-truck/

A cool chart plotting the differences between men and women in the US. (and yes, the men work more)
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/06/daily-chart-3

Pretty impressive chart on the death rate in wars since 1400 (per 100.000 persons alive)…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/06/global-deaths-in-conflicts-since-the-year-1400/

And as a follow up on that one: an impressive video on deaths in WWII

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http://www.flabber.nl/artikel/een-visualisatie-van-alle-doden-in-de-tweede-wereldoorlog-44752

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