Best in Economics this week: July 31

Interesting chart. Italy is just as bad off as Greece…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/30/italy-is-the-most-likely-country-to-leave-the-euro/

Nice bit of reading on what’s wrong with the productivity growth, these days
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/28/whats-not-up-with-productivity-growth-part-1-why-this-key-variable-is-slowing-across-advanced-economies/

Some cool charts comparing the Chinese stock markets with the rest of the world
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http://graphics.wsj.com/gallery/china-market-explainer

Interesting chart on US trade partners

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/state-and-country-trade-maps-2015-7

The role of debt during the first industrial revolution

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/debt-miracle-why-country-borrowed-most-industrialised-first

The rise in robo-advisors is expected to continue for some time…
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-18/robo-advisers-to-run-2-trillion-by-2020-if-this-model-is-right

From the ECB: “Does consumer confidence predict private consumption?”
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/ecbu/eb201505.en.pdf

Spot the difference: income distribution of 1975 compared to that of 2010

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http://www.bradford-delong.com/2015/07/must-read-visualizing-economicshttpvisualizingeconomicscomviewincomeguide-created-by-catherine-mulbrandon-a.html

The latest newsletter from GMO, with “Ten Quick Topics to Ruin Your Summer”
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https://www.gmo.com/docs/default-source/public-commentary/gmo-quarterly-letter.pdf

Interesting bit of reading by the White House on long term interest rates
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https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/interest_rate_report_final_v2.pdf

Hedgefunds. So 2007…

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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21660169-exchange-traded-funds-have-overtaken-hedge-funds-investment-vehicle-roaring

“Monetary Policy Normalization in the United States”

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/07/monetary-policy-normalization-in-the-united-states-2/

Nice charts showing the growing importance of China (via http://www.ritholtz.com/)
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/24/business/international/the-world-according-to-china-investment-maps.html

Always nice, a bit of history…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/07/the-rise-of-the-tech-industry/

Cool! A map of all the road trips in US literature!

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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-obsessively-detailed-map-of-american-literatures-most-epic-road-trips

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