Best of the Web: 15-08-03, nr 1261

Good morning. This one is a classic, but is still very cool: how big US companies really are
http://uk.businessinsider.com/this-map-shows-colossal-us-companies-worth-more-than-the-entire-stock-markets-of-other-countries-2015-7

A different way to look at the productivity puzzle, with different conclusions
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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-31/the-mystery-ingredient-for-great-economic-growth

A must-listen: How the drought in California leads to farmers planting more water-intensive crops…
http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/22/425392169/episode-640-the-bottom-of-the-well

Interesting charts on the European economy: it’s the consumer, stupid!
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/07/31/2136118/some-optimistic-charts-out-of-the-euro-area/

On that US growth re-assessment
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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-31/ritholtz-s-reads-10-year-love-affair-with-hedge-funds

I haven’t seen an update on this for quite some time: homes with negative equity
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http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/united-states/negative-equity-homes-in-2015-us-home-equity-and-underwater-report-negative-home-values-report-distressed-property-sales-data-2015-reo-sales-home-foreclosures-daren-blomquist-9262.php

Some cool comparison charts between TARP and Greece
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/22/business/sizing-up-the-greek-and-american-bailouts.html

The losses made by the Swiss central bank…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/08/swiss-national-bank

Best startup ecosystems. I thought that Sweden was also pretty good, though?
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/weekend-reads-182/

Some charts and data on the Chinese economy
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/a-26-trillion-debt-problem-is-crushing-competitiveness-in-china-2015-8

Some spectacular pictures around the world
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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33718151#3

And the US schedule for the week to come
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2015/08/schedule-for-week-of-august-2-2015.html

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