Best in Economics this week: September 15

 

https://qz.com/1076709/cassini-spacecraft-the-grand-finale-for-more-than-a-decade-cassinis-saturn-photos-turned-scientific-research-into-contemporary-art/

Brexit ‘talks’
8Hqcoe6cdZPLa-a2_thTGMiJ0fl1CoxNLdPjuK4AKJsO8cvjmGFPYpfJ33i_lEve9Gc_ebU5Np_k32l3_1bcJTmUDoA0HWmX1W62D5UvdCsFKnxLwFtHOghl1paTRK8OIU03jieU
https://twitter.com/GreekAnalyst/status/906900253735112705

Very cool overview of all the cryptocurrencies that did not make it…
oapCFhKaKFGk7ayK-MKAyk043rZy_7xN6s5LXvK6ofx-mUYlt14Lz-4Lj0j9z_89AijEYAN8BrayXWM4ipgz0jBuwdLbqxB6kDOH6BlDZSMWCTsj8m0qc8VnMpkUv_oH4dzOUU1E
http://deadcoins.com/

Ideas are hard to find? Hard to believe…
7tM1SXVqlREo6cLWyGnI8w-4GM8zpXHnJF3N7E_rzIyoPF25_ykhSfLnYzm2sxbEsXe-u4mddwi2E7LXRFhAfhPForcHWO3A6ZoamylPZJoHRvuM1F9bTXOYYdkCU-On5vmZoX3V
https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/09/13/2193664/its-not-about-the-low-hanging-fruit-its-about-the-ideas/

It is hard to see any trend, really….
B42x9PCoxa8ENzLPqnsrgDLOu590La09AY9PjuZbmhQ5XT15gAue8tJ6N5BhY0ngCMK-qbde9kX_RSqcEkSxgogAagOqp6fx6VM2qeO7QtmhzzZUvPrp7iO2WRwO77BJ_L37s-SG
https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/09/daily-chart-5

Quantitative tightening may have a budgetary impact as well
X147TfqAuf6aVQdTSxtVUHQAILFhsU8E0We-rWrnVKY6F5SH6wD3SIsvIjeDDbig3hphejvnj8KeoI3yK87A39m278wJ0MqkD4b9IOZDhPGXBhkLg3xUrcbiWzKYtjiaazZ1bEWG
https://www.businessinsider.nl/fed-balance-sheet-reduction-will-reduce-funds-sent-to-treasury-2017-9/

Some sobering pointers on the Chinese economy
bjpFQ8RMgL5HozvKJAzY54KJOqizYoMd-6nEOCDmco6cfI-T8Ue50ugKPa2Nod1jLQSFsUhpdl-nx1wZgRyFAY1GOxUZ8zUifRGIwgUIIy35gy3s0G5at5stcdF1yeRnKYjdj0O2
http://www.baldingsworld.com/2017/09/11/catching-up-on-the-chinese-economy/

“The Fed’s Bad Options for Addressing Too-Low Inflation”
F82X6MwvGjRb_KknVcrY0RBbyWf4rksob0XyPEixnplctvjfCV0AyqWSZypaXpbPMJe2vId-XJcL6-gU6unYiE2DLjmqZ3BNygeQ28gj4vwh1WXHE08OlZptpK4r56wMTTs2II9J
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-feds-awful-options-for-addressing-too-low-inflation-1505313425

The winning streak continues
_JcmsHjMqPRmVLjcxhoafoqbXumGHY0oozur6HlNaGfJ0zFCNgH3Bro2Rs-QftAKLgKp-_qeQSAP6Mtooq4cRPiLHdDaVuHfDP5dJtunVh4HReApTct36DEQ_QVx3auiRqxwjSif
https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/4th-longest-sp-500-streak-of-days-without-a-5-drawdown-continues/

Cool chart(s) on offshore tax havens
wrNvK3RueRvJvgPmVlg6jEGoiC9L1fEbPJYRoRDk6dC2S1gHJod4LQNy9ZB_GuizcUkkU81Skxef2JWQL8q0zhxKYyTVu2N6S4FqSusWEgpA-tb8gHd07dpf13HI6abw1B7TB5bh
https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/09/11/2193564/chart-of-the-day-offshore-tax-haven-market-share-edition/

A different view on the development of China
sToqw4Z4nqNIZTk4g55obJL4O9YBrTw43VJARIQLbrEU0ZoPnv4G6tKCMuD_U5ZDu2TGaggZvUo77tRyrhcZNYX0jAJNQxpR_zc06dJIZATMWwhN_NjsnZAs62VYWMsi6LmtlZju
http://voxeu.org/article/myth-surplus-peasants-and-china-s-growth

Overcrowded trades?
o6T1ayRTelY2U15RnPUBZ00fx25Qf35iyX4herUQU6whGZmmKMd5z99OAUGbHpezpNAjmljuMOGE6I3oHV4rHsR6hsCTAfUcqDsRfAUf5TVMyuP97R_UGoduo9-A5-Ih0HpVWZpk
http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-most-crowded-trade-says-bank-of-america-2017-9

Come on people: only 30 pages on Big Data AND from the IMF. Surely a must-read?
XVOUpEOpOFOh1zFNf0xiN0oLjXWkm2CsJHNIjNnsgfBs6GAHFBZtiLMWRnVdnM8tAcjes_Jk5Oqo8Kku0P8tyHNc8Pq2_kZebqLww9grUtdAJRz-tgRHWUAV3buUD1ejNCq_JRqW
http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2017/09/13/Big-Data-Potential-Challenges-and-Statistical-Implications-45106

And then there is this: “Why the US government can’t be downsized”
G5EtELTi70kfyx6lprX3k3aPtBvFqCcSrLynEymmxPb37bfAgVPiLvZE9c-kLx5UpFzXHoPUBHYtnjRFxRGL8igPexQkrbktgEGhG5tjlT38O84av8_5Hndi8NzyIhRiAw7eEj2l
http://larrysummers.com/2017/09/12/leading-with-tax-cuts-is-dangerous-policy/

No less than 276 pages filled with regional statistics on Europe
XR8N2VMpOb19fl1L8yl459TEnu3H6lEIeWXHwhI2OMAu6y5ae0TSMyTeYFdkNiKED6PeEEyqUzhxmzwR2NWGWZpVo3FY22NVzIXxfsKfQSXebZLZ_G7Nm0XbNZgbbuDOxH7H-WDq
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3217494/8222062/KS-HA-17-001-EN-N.pdf/eaebe7fa-0c80-45af-ab41-0f806c433763

Interesting titbits on stocks at all-time highs
XBm3QaWTIKeQb0ELMwk3kS2_iwrrAZY3k1SVkHOLQksBC2zS7_58O4Z0540QzME09L9SVXgXioo-7FwMKfUKjOPUh9Xe1gJYa1KdZc3nTTTJVTg5Olqv5dqPFjq2dQ6BBjuM0b4x
http://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2017/09/12/a-few-charts-and-a-few-thoughts-4/

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web Weekly Economics can be found here http://bit.ly/16dkN6i. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s