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Grade inflation: I am curious what will happen in two decades or so on current trend.

Grade inflation: I am curious what will happen in two decades or so on current trend.

Category: growth  --   Subject: no growth!

The no-growth zone

Category: growth -- Subject: no growth!

Looks even more stark (for the eurozone) if you base 2006=100, which makes the post-crisis recoveries overlap exactly, until 2011... (Easy to make the graph using data from the online IMF database, but I'll redo it in a few years when the post-crisis difference is even more dazzling).

Looks even more stark (for the eurozone) if you base 2006=100, which makes the post-crisis recoveries overlap exactly, until 2011... (Easy to make the graph using data from the online IMF database, but I'll redo it in a few years when the post-crisis difference is even more dazzling).

BMI growth, that is. And even more notable: a large increase in variance. As I am working my way towards the 25 mark (from the top), I gladly see that I am below average.

BMI growth, that is. And even more notable: a large increase in variance. As I am working my way towards the 25 mark (from the top), I gladly see that I am below average.

World Bank Issues The World A Rare Reality Check http://www.wallstreetrant.com/2012/01/world-bank-issues-world-rare-reality.html

World Bank Issues The World A Rare Reality Check http://www.wallstreetrant.com/2012/01/world-bank-issues-world-rare-reality.html

It's pretty hard to find evidence for "austerity" in the government budget, but Spanish retail statistics are quite clear: on a per-capita basis they are 8% below their *1995* level.

Graph of the day. How to spell ‘austeridad’?

It's pretty hard to find evidence for "austerity" in the government budget, but Spanish retail statistics are quite clear: on a per-capita basis they are 8% below their *1995* level.

So 14 quarters (3.5 years) after the start of the recession, the UK is lagging 1930. Would anyone dare to venture what it will look like after 20 quarters?

The long bust

So 14 quarters (3.5 years) after the start of the recession, the UK is lagging 1930. Would anyone dare to venture what it will look like after 20 quarters?

Tint Travel, the best new travel app for meeting up with friends of friends while on the road!

How to make friends(ish) on the road

Tint Travel, the best new travel app for meeting up with friends of friends while on the road!

You've seen all those Election Day maps that show gigantic swaths of red, suggesting that the vast majority of real America votes conservative. Well, for your entertainment, here's the flip side. David Atkins passes along the map below, which shows economic activity in the United States. The 25 or so largest urban centers in America account for half of all economic activity. Not bad for a bunch of pinko elitists, is it?

You've seen all those Election Day maps that show gigantic swaths of red, suggesting that the vast majority of real America votes conservative. Well, for your entertainment, here's the flip side. David Atkins passes along the map below, which shows economic activity in the United States. The 25 or so largest urban centers in America account for half of all economic activity. Not bad for a bunch of pinko elitists, is it?

Prohibition Posters » Sociological Images--note how the drinker looks black, but the kids look white

Prohibition Posters » Sociological Images--note how the drinker looks black, but the kids look white

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