Best in Economics this week: January 15

This was the week we had to say farewell to David Bowie

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/01/bye-bye-spaceboy?fsrc=rss

Recession….?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/rbs-the-chance-of-an-imminent-recession-is-75-2016-1

Or not?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-ubs-not-worried-about-us-economy-2016-1

Global risks! Get your global risks here!
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http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/what-are-the-top-global-risks-for-2016

Arab spring: has it been five years already??
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/01/daily-chart-8

Spot the weird one out…
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http://econbrowser.com/archives/2016/01/are-we-in-a-recession-now

Ah yes, let’s blame it all on the Fed….
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http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-sell-off-worst-in-4-years-2016-1

Now you hear it from someone else: “Global activity contradicts market pessimism”
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2016/01/10/global-activity-contradicts-market-pessimism/

This one is pretty logic…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/gas-prices-are-below-2-2016-1

As goes January, so goes nothing. A bit of reassurance on the January effect
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/01/as-goes-early-january-so-goes-nothing/

The comeback of Iran…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/iran-dialed-down-on-talk-of-flooding-the-oil-market-2016-1

El nino is heating up…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/what-el-nio-will-do-to-the-global-economy-2015-10

The last blog in a serie of three by Ben Bernanke on monetary policy and the dollar
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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/ben-bernanke/posts/2016/01/07-dollar-international-role

It’s all about location, location and location. Even with Islands…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/01/daily-chart-10

So much for stocks and the long run, according to the Economist
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2016/01/investing

The weak economic growth is not linked to secular stagnation but to the financial crisis. I thought this was already stated by Reinhart & Rogoff four year ago, but here is the BIS
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12083682/Is-the-whole-theory-of-secular-stagnation-a-hoax.html

A bit of reading on the fourth industrial revolution. Makes me wonder when the first service revolution will take place?
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https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/11/5-ways-of-understanding-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/

The Disney copyright trick
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2016/01/how-mickey-mouse-evades-public-domain/

 

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