Best of the Web: 18-02-23 nr 1839

Good morning. Fewer Americans are working

https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.ac979f975bd0

Corruption around the world
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/02/daily-chart-15

Money continues to be taken off the table
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https://www.ft.com/content/d446abf6-1827-11e8-9e9c-25c814761640

Interesting read on the productivity decline, with Germany doing relatively fine
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https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/meeting-societys-expectations/solving-the-productivity-puzzle

The insurers did it! (right)
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https://www.ft.com/content/5027cc42-1755-11e8-9e9c-25c814761640

The return of almost everything!
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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21737259-investing-finer-things-life-long-term-returns-collectibles

The ECB annual account. Is that a peak?
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu//pub/pdf/annrep/ecb.annualaccounts2017.en.pdf

 

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