Best in Economics this week: April 22

Spot the cycle. Come on, you can do it!

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/systemic-threats-to-the-global-economy-uptick-in-us-and-china-defaults-2016-4

In case you have lost track somewhere along the line
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http://www.edmundconway.com/2016/04/the-most-telling-chart-from-the-treasurys-brexit-report/

Brilliant way to show the total amount of outstanding bonds with negative yields
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/duration-risk-the-bomb-ticking-inside-todays-bond-market-1460626201

Brexit. Brexit. Brexit.
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/uk-treasury-eu-referendum-and-brexit-report-charts-and-analysis-2016-4

Brexit. Brexit. Brexit.
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http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2016/04/17/personal-memories-of-the-1975-brexit-campaign/

Cool chart
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/04/every-shot-kobe-bryant-ever-took/

Bank lending in the Eurozone

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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/pdf/blssurvey_201604.pdf?62706d1f446edb3d029bf00251b7a665

Effects of negative interest rates

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http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-04-15/ritholtz-s-reads-stock-market-hate-and-a-little-respect

Deutsche Bank in this much talked about report on helicopter money

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-note-on-helicopter-money-2016-4

If you strip out write-offs and one-off’s, the world is a happy place…

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/adjusted-earnings-gap-future-performance-2016-4

Low productivity due to limited competition?

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http://ritholtz.com/2016/04/low-productivity-driven-by-less-competition/

A bit of perspective on that high Chinese debt

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/hsbc-chinese-credit-levels-2016-4

Unemployment is dropping faster than everyone seems to think…

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/unemployment-rate-advanced-economies-fell-sharply-imf-2016-4

Cool chart on religiousness and wealth

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http://qz.com/663691/americans-are-more-likely-than-the-rest-of-the-world-to-believe-hard-works-pays-off/

Will she make it….?
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/04/sovereign-survivors

In case you have been asleep over the last 18 months or so
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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2016/04/18/fossil-fuels-the-end-is-nigh/

“Here’s why raising the retirement age is a terrible idea”

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http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-retirement-age-20160411-snap-htmlstory.html

The top ten trends in fin tech

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http://www.futuresmag.com/2016/04/15/top-10-trends-fintech

Sure. All debt will disappear if we do not turn over the old debt. How realistic is it though?
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/ubs-chinese-high-yield-property-debt-might-disappear-entirely-2016-4

The score so far…

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https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/debt-restructuring-needed-as-policy-option-by-carmen-reinhart-2016-04

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