Economics and Investing:

Frank S. sent this: FDIC cites Loveland’s Advantage Bank; Announcement states business uses unsafe and unsound banking practices

Paul D. recommended a short but excellent article by financial advisor, Jeff Clark. “In short, his advice is to learn to grow a tomato!”

Items from The Economatrix:

Dubai Debt Fears Threaten Credit Crunch 2, and RBS is Exposed

Dubai’s Troubles Hint at Troubles Elsewhere

Forget Gold and Silver, Invest In Garlic–How to Get “Stinking” Rich

Most US Stocks Retreat on Fears Dubai Will Default on Debt

Dr. Gary North: Fiat Currency Money Printing Leading To Decentralization and Operational Secession

Investors Buy Gold as Central Banks on Course to Crash Global Economy

Government Sovereign Debt Spirals

Dr. Gary North: Tis the Season to be Thrifty