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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Aggregate global wealth - I still want a better chart or dataseries than this, but....


I found a chart of aggregate global wealth:

Three reasons I hate this chart:

1. It's from Credit Suisse.
2. via Zerohedge.
3. I want a data series going back at least to 1980.

I also want it explicitly to say "in constant dollars".

Because I'm interested in matching this data series against that for the gold price.


3 comments:

  1. It seems to me there's something wrong with the idea that world wealth has doubled since 2000. There isn't twice as much stuff.

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    1. Oh dearest Mickey! What about supply and demand? Maybe people are willing to pay twice as much for the stuff that's there.

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    2. And compound 6% growth over 14 years - that should be around a double.

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