Economics and Investing:

U.N. calls for replacement of U.S. dollar; Joins Russia, China and G20 with demands IMF step forward (Thanks to Laura H. for the link.)

Reader John M. suggested a Market-Ticker link that clearly describes the urgency of the financial situation: Warning: Deflationary Collapse Ahead.

Items from The Economatrix:

Derivatives Still Pose Huge Risk, BIS Says

How the Collapse of Lehman Bros. Averted a Second Depression

Geithner Exaggerates US Government Retreat

Natural Gas Prices Spike 12% (Even with warehouse tanks bulging!)

Stocks Subdued Amid US-China Trade Tension

Wall Street Crisis One Year Later: Lehman, WaMu Lead List of Biggest Bankruptcies

Wall Street Math Wizards Forgot a Few Variables

Cautiously, Small Investors Edge Back Into Stocks [JWR’s comment: A more accurate headline would be: Lemming-like, Small Investors Edge Back Into Stocks ]

Job Market Outlook: When Will Companies Start Hiring?

Stiglitz Says Banking Problems are Not Bigger than Pre-Lehman

R.I.P. Zimbabwe Dollar

US Tire Duties Spark Clash with China