Best in Economics this week: June 3

Trump normal distribution

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-is-the-tail-risk-candidate-2016-5

The problem of investing these days (via @iljaboelaars)

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-funds-pile-on-the-risk-just-to-get-a-reasonable-return-1464713013

Refugees
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/05/daily-chart-21

In case you want to know: “how helicopter money works” ( did not check if it is correct)
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http://www.columbiathreadneedle.co.uk/media/10023117/en_viewpoint_the_impact_of_helicopter_money.pdf

The OECD 2016 outlook. With some interesting special topics
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http://oecdinsights.org/2016/06/01/economic-outlook-2016-low-growth-trap/

Interesting (and worrying) development in flows of the High Yield market
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http://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-05-25/bond-dealers-use-blackrock-junk-etf-as-substitute-balance-sheet

A recap on US housing since 1988
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/case-shiller-home-prices-continue-to-rise-steadily/

I should read this (not done so yet)
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http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21699939-there-are-more-explanations-solutions-productivity-slowdown-working

Productivity around the world: trending down.

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http://oecdinsights.org/2016/05/26/oecd-compendium-of-productivity-indicators-2016-eternal-numbers-to-outlive-long-date/

Lol. What is more dangerous: sharks or smartphones?

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http://ritholtz.com/2016/06/crashes-terrorists-sharks-oh-my-2/

Weird: the odds beating estimates rise the closer you come to reporting date

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http://ritholtz.com/2016/06/historical-look-earnings/

Not sure whether this makes any sense, but here you go
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https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/price-ceiling-for-oil-by-anatole-kaletsky-2016-05

A number of cool photographs

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2016/06/02/globe-photos-month-may/tWLGJ8Po429h1IVP4M8S7K/story.html

 

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