The long weekend is coming. 9 must-read stories for your Easter break.
#1 Is there anything better than some charts to start?
Six “graphical” reasons why the world is improving.
#2 Are Twitter trends for sale?
Yes, and it seems you can improve popularity in a few hours for a very reasonable fee.
#3 No babies? Well it might be an early recession sign
A new interesting NBER paper shows that the birth rate turns down before and not after a recession.
#4 Measuring inflation. What’s in and what’s out!
The ONS updated its basket of goods.
Leggings please come in. Pork pies, it’s time to leave.
#5 Do you find it difficult to find the right employee? Well you are not alone.
After years of unemployment, France is facing the opposite problem.
#6 Why it feels like Facebook is listening through your mic?
No, you don’t need to put tape all over your computer.
Just check your settings!
#7 Cambridge Analytica tool
I guess you heard enough about it, but well…here’s some more.
#8 Trade wars and the prisoner’ dilemma
“…players are likely to gravitate towards a bad “Nash” equilibrium, even when a good equilibrium is available through co-operative behaviour.”
#9 Stuff invented by women
“Throughout history, countless women have made invaluable contributions to the world, despite facing gender-based discrimination. “
Thanks for that!