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Updated Statistical, Economic and Historical References

2011-08-16 4 comments

We have updated our References section and, for the first time, also published our References ordered by Subjects – probably the most comprehensive trove on Statistical, Economic, Monetary and Historical Data etc. … Read more…

Politicians of all countries, recollect yourselves!

Dear politicians, there’s no alternative to forever turning our backs on nuclear energy and fast. Sure, the nuclear industry will protest vigorously and will see profits dwindle but they will survive without much problem – as opposed to many Japanese. It is but a question of time until another country will be hit as well – we should have understood that much by now. The so-called residual risk is not just unlikely nor is it negligible. And if you don’t rise to this sad occasion and get behind your people (a majority of whom never fancied nuclear power), then you will not only risk the health and livelihood of countless human beings but also your own and, above all, your power. Read more…

Economic Fallacy VII: The Net Economic Gain through Pharmaceuticals

2010-04-12 9 comments

Are double-blind studies of pharmaceuticals enough to prove the efficiency of a new drug? You may be surprised to hear that potentially 90% of such studies could be flawed.
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Economic Musings I: The State of “the” Economy

2010-02-21 3 comments

It’s always amazed CrisisMaven how little a trained economist could know of the world going on around him or her, so as to not spot a bubble for example. Obviously it has to do with the indicators they use which are only remotely related to reality. Those who can only calculate a model with maybe two enterprises and “a” state are probably not able to fathom a newspaper article talking about how the fashion in clothes affects shoe manufacturers. Or that there is an association of dye manufacturers and the fashion industry that today knows which shades of green, blue or pink will be en vogue in, say 2014. Read more…

Bloom of Doom VI: Will China Survive the Crisis?

China. like Japan in the late seventies and 1980s, has been dubbed an economic miracle. What if, like totally bankrupt Japan, this giant just stood on feet of clay, a zombie, a dead man walking? Are any of its statistics to be trusted? Or do we see just another Samuelson fallacy about the resilience and “productivity” of communism? Read more…

CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-02-12: List of Data Visualisation Sources

The promised List of Data Visualisation Sources is now online.

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Other sorted lists by subject will follow in due course. Read more…

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CrisisMaven’s Blog News 2010-01-30: Economics Reference List Online!

Jan. 30th 2010: our Reference List went online. Update: Feb. 5th we now have over 250 data sources listed (and counting); most are meta lists totalling hundreds of thousands of economic indicators, time series, historical data, addresses of central banks etc.

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