Best in Economics this week: May 19

The impeachment trade. Like to see the same for the previous Presidents for some comparison
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/05/17/2188965/its-the-hope-of-a-trump-impeachment-that-kills-you/

Low productivity growth and Trump
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https://www.ft.com/content/cbc4d312-3a3e-11e7-821a-6027b8a20f23

“Potential growth and phony budgeting”

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http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/potential-growth-and-phony-budgeting/

Beating the market (but certainly not all the time)

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-algorithm-an-etf-and-an-academic-study-walk-into-a-bar-1494528113

A new feature in inequality: the inequality overhang

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https://blogs.imf.org/2017/05/11/a-new-twist-in-the-link-between-inequality-and-economic-development/

Financing the silk thingie.
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/china-cannot-finance-belt-road-alone.html

Maybe overdue, though…

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http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2017/05/17/whats-going-on-2/

Peak debt has been reached, again.

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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2017/05/household-borrowing-in-historical-perspective.html

The lack of jobs is not the problem
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-12/missing-money-tech-giants-and-simple-math

Interesting Amazon factoid
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/amazon-celebrates-20-years/

Reuters: “Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots”
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-capex-analysis-idUSKCN18B01Z

The rebound in the OTC market?
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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2017/05/at-the-ny-fed-the-evolution-of-otc-derivatives-markets.html

Ransomware are on the rise and so is the price paid

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/05/daily-chart-10

Here’s an idea: let’s put these four in a single currency area!

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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2017/html/ecb.sp170515_slides.en.pdf

Cryptocurrencies are on the rise: not just bitcoin…
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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21722235-bitcoin-far-only-game-town-surge-value-crypto-currencies

 

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