Best of the Web: 17-04-07 nr 1644

Good morning. They’re ba-ack! (Chinese ghost towns)

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-chinese-cities-are-ghost-towns-2017-4

“Six Patterns Behind the US Productivity Slowdown”
http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2017/04/six-patterns-behind-us-productivity.html

There goes the whole let’s-buy-robot-sovereign-fund idea… (not sure if the data is correct though)
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/companies-investors-focus-on-robots-artificial-intelligence-2017-4/

Printing your own currency: very profitable business!
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-06/15-years-later-billions-of-pre-euro-currency-remains-unredeemed

Cool chart on growth mismatches
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bank-of-englands-vlieghe-compares-economic-forecasting-to-heart-surgery-2017-4

The Trump tax plans
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/04/proposed-changes-agency-discretionary-budgets-2018/

What’s happening here?
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/04/106123.html

And whilst on the subject of banking…
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http://voxeu.org/article/what-has-bank-capital-ever-done-us

Another one of those endless top-twenty lists…
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/the-top-10-most-powerful-cities-in-the-world

The US schedule for the week to come
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http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/04/schedule-for-week-of-apr-9-2017.html

 

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