Best in Economics this week: October 16

Cool chart on dissidents at the Fed voting. Somehow it looks different from various sources

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/lael-brainard-downside-economy-risks-2015-10

Cool overview of various household appliances
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/14/the-most-disruptive-technology-of-the-last-century-is-in-your-house/

And that makes this one interesting as well
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/10/the-trouble-with-monopolies/

Are we heading for a new US recession?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/ubs-lowest-of-low-quality-issuers-signal-downside-growth-risk-2015-10

“When is a global recession not a recession?”
http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/files/2015/10/ftblog954.png
http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/10/11/when-is-a-global-recession-not-a-recession/

The OECD publishes a new report on the importance of productivity growth
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http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/the-innovation-imperative_9789264239814-

An interesting bit of reading by BP called New Economics of Oil

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http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/speeches/2015/new-economics-of-oil-spencer-dale.pdf

A number of interesting charts on share buybacks, net issuance and debt
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http://investorfieldguide.com/buybacks-and-debt/

A bit of reading by the IMF on the Western Hemisphere (?)

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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/reo/2015/whd/eng/pdf/wreo1015.pdf

More debt, just bring it on!

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/baml-global-debt-has-rise-by-50-trillion-since-the-financial-crisis-2015-10

Interesting overview on the power of referenda in Europe

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http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21673504-referendum-results-are-notoriously-unpredictable-herding-cats

Higher interest rates would be positive for banks

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-12/lifeline-for-bank-profits-seen-thrown-by-higher-interest-rates

So much for that early bird catching the worm

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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/100-invested-by-hour/

The short guide to the US debates so far: the Fed seems to be in the clear

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/14/a-handy-venn-diagram-of-the-very-different-debates-republicans-and-democrats-are-having/

Fooled by randomness…

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/13/hillary-clinton-was-right-the-economy-has-done-better-under-democrats/

The impact of oil prices on the US earnings

revenue

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-10-12/ritholtz-s-reads-how-to-beat-an-efficient-market

Hey! Is the Credit Suisse global wealth databook 2015 published?

CS pyramid

http://uk.businessinsider.com/credit-suisse-wealth-pyramid-two-thirds-of-the-worlds-adults-own-just-3-of-its-wealth-2015-10

Interesting chart. Improve them balance sheets!
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/investors-say-no-to-buybacks-and-acquisitions-2015-10

Very cool overview of the outcome of studies on the (presumed) helpfulness of various materials

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/10/snake-oil-supplements/

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