Weekend list #16

How Europe became so rich

In a time of great powers and empires, just one region of the world experienced extraordinary economic growth. How?

America’s Great Divergence

A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.

Wanted: factory workers, degree required

“People on the plant floor need to be much more skilled than they were in the past. There are no jobs for high school graduates at Siemens today.”

The UK’s Brexit bill: could EU assets partially offset liabilities?

Brexit bill estimates focus on EU costs and liabilities the UK will have to buy its way out of. What about the EU’s assets? The UK will surely get a share of those.

The major blind spots in macroeconomics

Maybe, like physics in the 20th century, macroeconomics is about to have a heroic period.