270 Years of Consumer Prices

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Chancellor Merkel challenges Nobel economists — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Nobel laureate economists why their discipline got so much so wrong in recent years. And she challenged them to come up with new measures of wellbeing.

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It’s Not a Skills Gap: U.S. Workers Are Overqualified, Undertrained

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Cost of manufacturing in top 25 export economies. Labor costs adjusted for productivity (x-post r/dataisbeautiful)

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Worse than the 1930s: Europe’s recession is really a depression

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“People want money”: Do you want to read 2500 words on the repo market and what makes money resilient vs crisis-prone? Of course you do.

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M2 velocity and inflation

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The cities where housing is more expensive than you would expect

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Worse than the 1930s: Europe’s recession is really a depression

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Does Lower Inequality Lead to Less Crime?

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Is there a trade-off between low bond risk premiums and financial stability?

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How to jumpstart the Eurozone economy

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Nominal GDP targeting for developing nations

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Uber’s Next Challenge: Avoid Its Own Regulatory Capture | National Review Online

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U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

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Nobel guru fears it may be nigh impossible to stop deflation

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Economists and public opinion: Economics for the masses -"A new paper from political scientists at Duke University suggests that economists can influence public opinion, but only on technical policy issues. They are less effective when it comes to politically contentious questions."

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Employment guarantees are better than income guarantees

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Acemoglu and Robinson: The Rise and Fall of General Laws of Capitalism [PDF]

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U.S. existing home sales rise at fastest pace in 10 months

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