Best in Economics this week: June 1

And here we are talking about Italy and Greece…
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/opinion/heartland-wage-subsidy-rust-belt.html

A classic

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https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/nirps-revenge-italian-bonds-plunge-worst-day-decades.html

How different age cohorts experienced quite different wealth effects

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http://ritholtz.com/2018/05/demographics-wealth-2/

This one might come in handy at times…

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https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/999605959386386432

Interesting chart, but I wonder how much this is a currency effect that we are looking at
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-25/ritholtz-s-reads-creating-social-value-and-taking-down-unicorns

Read all about it! The IMF on the Dutch economy
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https://lukasdaalder.com/2018/05/29/best-of-the-web-18-05-29-nr-1891/

Another bit of pushback on the whole factor investing

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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-07/smart-beta-can-obscure-the-big-investing-picture

Very cool animated representation of pay inequality

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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/05/29/american-firms-reveal-the-gulf-between-bosses-and-workers-pay

Manufacturing employment has declined, worldwide
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https://voxeu.org/article/declining-share-manufacturing-jobs

1994: eat your heart out…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/markets-show-its-late-cycle-bank-of-america-trade-recommendations-2018-5

A pretty shocking gif on the rising tide of suicides in the US

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/05/24/mapping-the-rising-tide-of-suicide-deaths-across-the-united-states/

The OECD takes a crack at predicting next year’s growth

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http://www.oecd.org/eco/outlook/economic-outlook/

The FT on the inclusion of 5% of China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets

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https://www.ft.com/content/dfd76554-63fa-11e8-a39d-4df188287fff

Another warning signal: mergers and acquisitions are rising sharply
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http://www.businessinsider.com/next-stock-market-crash-merger-deals-on-record-pace-wall-street-commentary-2018-5

Some mesmerizing pictures from the Hawaii volcano
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https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2018/05/21/eruption-hawaii-kilauea-volcano/rBCkBHoRGTM8l3RaWUITfJ/story.html

 

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