B.B. suggested a piece over at Zero Hedge: Hugh Hendry On Europe "You Can't Make Up How Bad It Is"
Also from B.B. came a link to this piece by Monty Pelerin: The Economic Charade is Almost Over. His essay begins: "As we near the end point, the point where the economy collapses, government becomes more desperate to convey the myth of a recovery. Government data have always been suspect because of the political ramifications of a good vs. bad economic report. Fudging the numbers, or at least the ways of measuring various statistics, likely began once government began issuing economic data."
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