Best in Economics this week: November 6

Unicorns. There are too many of them….

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http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/10/the-increasingly-crowded-unicorn-club-in-one-infographic/

Oops… #thenetherlands (via @michielhuijsman)

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https://hbr.org/2015/10/europes-other-crisis-a-digital-recession

Non performing loans in Europe: still a big problem in 2014 by the looks of things

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/how-tackle-europe-s-non-performing-loan-problem

Cool chart, for the trekkies out there
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http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/star-trek-needs-this-new-show-to-win-the-next-generation/

So much for reduction…

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http://oecdinsights.org/2015/11/05/the-haze-surrounding-climate-mitigation-statistics/

Doctor Sinn on the lessons from the German unification…

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/german-reunification-lessons-european-fiscal-union

Merkel reaching ten years in office

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/11/daily-chart-1

A report on European tax transparency. We are not doing all that good, are we?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/germany-luxembourg-and-spain-among-eus-worst-tax-dodging-offenders-2015-11

Chinese growth trackers, six of them. They all come to the same conclusion…

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-02/six-ways-to-gauge-how-fast-china-s-economy-is-actually-growing

While we are on the subject of China, here is a bit of reading on the importance of the export sector

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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/11/chinas-slowdown-is-currency-appreciation-to-blame/

Interesting stuff: “An assessment of recent euro area consumption growth”
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/ecbu/eb201507.en.pdf

Debt in China” “above cruising altitude”
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http://blogs.piie.com/china/?p=4546

Weird… Really weird…

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/11/daily-chart-2

A bit of reading from McKinsey on technologies that could transform how industries use energy
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http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/operations/technologies_that_could_transform_how_industries_use_energy

Well, ok: one more on the one child policy in China

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/30/why-many-families-in-china-wont-want-more-than-one-kid-even-if-they-can-have-them/

Cool chart. European Union joins the German camp
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/welcome-zlb-global-economy

In case you have lost track of this stuff
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/11/climate-anomalies-and-events-in-2014/

Remarkable. The rise and fall of Saudi wheat

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-04/saudi-wells-running-dry-of-water-spell-end-of-desert-wheat

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