Economics and Investing:

Damon sent this: U.S. dollar collapse could devastate economy: book

Chad S. spotted an article about indigent families now having to bury dead family members themselves.

C.K. in Texas mentioned that there was a PBS mini-series this past summer (available online) about how money gained its importance over time. It was called The Ascent of Money and the fourth episode would be of interest to many SurvivalBlog readers. C.K.’s description: “It talks about the hyperinflation that occurred in Argentina years ago (so bad that ranchers wouldn’t bring their cattle to market) and also about the fragile economics of Chinese and US trade.”

Items from The Economatrix:

Black Friday Store Spending Edges Up; Online Sales Soar

Black Friday Shopping Spree Doesn’t Disappoint

Hotel Owners, Like Home Owners, Are Behind

Bernanke: Don’t Tamper with the Fed

British Banks Quizzed By Regulators on Exposure to Dubai Crisis

Fears of “Second Recession” as Dubai Crashes

If Countries Like Dubai Begin to Fail, Who Will Save Them?

Commentary from Mike Panzner: Time To Stick The Knife In

Recession is Over, Welcome Back to the Depression