Economics and Investing:

Greg C. sent this bit of mainstream media spin doctoring: AP source: White House projects lower deficit. Greg’s comment: “Another case of “The deficit is growing slower than we originally thought.” They fail to point out its still growing exponentially. They “saved”$250 billion while we will be at $2 trillion in the hole by year’s end. I love their math and outlook on life!”

Thanks to Damon for this: Marc Faber “in China there is an investment bubble …the total collapse is ahead of us and probably a world scale war…”

Reader Jim P. flagged this: Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion. The MOAB just won’t quit growing!

From A.C.: Stiglitz: Dollar Reserve System Falling Apart

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