Best in Economics this week: August 7

http://qz.com/471425/an-epic-photo-of-humans-swimming-with-whales-and-other-winners-from-this-years-national-geographic-travel-photo-contest/

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

Finally, a statistic that seems to be correct! I hope.
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http://www.metro.us/entertainment/truth-facts-statistics-for-teen-pregnancies/zsJohc—nUKoOhhFZMGU/

Some people are worried about some people being worried about the lack of liquidity…
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/08/04/2135822/people-are-worried-about-people-being-worried-about-bond-market-liquidity/

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

Very cool chart on how the rest of the world adds up to the America’s

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/03/whats-across-the-ocean-from-you-when-youre-at-the-beach-in-7-fascinating-maps/

Chinese stock markets, the short version

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-response-to-stock-rout-exposes-regulatory-disarray-1438670061

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 ever continuing technological improvement…

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/when-do-scientists-believe-computers-will-surpass-the-human-brain/

A bit of reading on the US labour market
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http://oregoneconomicanalysis.com/2015/08/05/state-labor-market-slack-and-wages/

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

This chart clearly shows the drawbacks of averages…

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/marking-timing-doesnt-work-2015-8

Ah! There is an update on the golden dilemma: the golden constant

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http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2639284

Putting the LIBOR punishment into perspective

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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21660563-hard-libor

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/

More troubles for China?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/money-is-flowing-faster-out-of-china-2015-8

Some interesting 1926 readings on the stock market
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/08/stock-market-quotations-by-sophronia-tibbs/

Some spectacular pictures around the world

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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33718151#3

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