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

A different way to look at the productivity puzzle, with different conclusions

A must-listen: How the drought in California leads to farmers planting more water-intensive crops…

Interesting charts on the European economy: it’s the consumer, stupid!

On that US growth re-assessment

I haven’t seen an update on this for quite some time: homes with negative equity

Some cool comparison charts between TARP and Greece

The losses made by the Swiss central bank…

Best startup ecosystems. I thought that Sweden was also pretty good, though?

Some charts and data on the Chinese economy

Some spectacular pictures around the world

And the US schedule for the week to come

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found here All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

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