It's been a while since my last round-up of interesting posts, so here is a reading list for this weekend (updated).
Economics & Finance
- Henry Blodget at Business Insider: Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low
- Ben Cassel at Real Time Economics (WSJ): "Number of the Week: Corporations Not Hoarding Cash"
- Eric Platt at Business Insider: America's Debt Levels Are Falling To Pre-Crisis Levels - but also see David Cay Johnston at Reuters looking at income as well: "America's Long Slope Down" and Mish Shedlock's comments at Global Economic Analysis
- Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge: The Chart That Scares The "1%" The Most
- Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider: Yesterday's Philly Fed Report Implies A Horrendous Jobs Report
- Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider: The Difference Between Obama's First Term And Bush's First Term In One Devastating Chart
- New Deal Democrat at Business Insider: Inflation Is Under Control, And It's A Sign Of Bad Things
- Zarathustra at Also Sprach Analyst: Quantitative easing and the (lack of) responses in bond yields
- Paul Krugman at NYT: Interest Rates: Varieties of Error
- Scott Barber at Alpha Now/Thomson-Reuters: "Crude Oil Futures Bouncing Near Their Lows of 2012" - has interesting charts comparing historical and recent behavior of oil vs. economic indicators and stocks; also see Sober Look's related analysis: "Crude oil vs. US equities: dislocation continues"
- Sober Look: "Dr. Copper Says Watch Out Below" & "Summer of 2011 Redux"
- Mark Thomas at Economist's View: Did Income Inequality Contribute to the Great Recession?
- Jie Jenny Zou at Real Time Economics (WSJ): Inequality Has Increased in Income and Consumption, Economists Argue [via]; here's the link to the paper by Attanasio, Hurst and Pistaferri: "The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in The US, 1980-2010" [and a related post on income inequality across recent Presidents here; links here and here worth a look as well]
- David Cay Johnston at Reuters: "The Fortunate 400"
- Econompicdata: "Valuation Matters: Equities vs Bonds Edition"; "Dividend vs. Treasury Yields"; "Stocks For The Long Run?"
- Jared Bernstein at On The Economy: "CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook: What It’s Telling Us"
- Zarathustra at Also Sprach Analyst: "Coal inventory in various Chinese ports hit record highs" [also see Sober Look's post on this]
- Zarathustra at Also Sprach Analyst: "Is China massaging macro data? (Ans: Yes)"
- Sober Look: "India's Currency Spirals Out of Control" [see this older post as well]
Energy & Environment, Climate Change
- Climate Central: The Heat is On: U.S. Temperature Trends
- National Research Council: Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future (2012)
- Climate Central has a neat interactive online tool that allows you to assess the impact of sea-level rise on your coastal town or city
- Stefan at Real Climate: "What makes sea-level rise?"
- Andrew Freedman at Climate Central: "Did Global Warming Set Stage for Duluth Flooding?"
- Lane Kenworthy at Consider the Evidence: "Is rising obesity a product of income inequality and economic insecurity?"; "Why the Surge in Obesity?"
- Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts at Reuters: "Special Report: How Washington went soft on childhood obesity"
- Elizabeth Flock at US News/Washington Whispers: "Five Charts That Show How Our Democracy Isn't Working"
That's it for today.