Economics and Investing:

Reader Pamela E. suggested this article: America’s vulnerable half-speed recovery

Frequent content contributors GG and Charley S. both sent this piece by Jim Kunstler: Economy has Six Months to Live

Items from The Economatrix:

Japan Airlines to File for Bankruptcy and Cut 15,600 Jobs

UK: Work Until 80 Under Plan to Abolish Retirement

Venezuela: Devaluation Sparks Chaos in Caracas

MyBudget360: The Capture of Our Government by Wall Street

Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect US Bailout Secrets

Wall Street, Politicians Still Don’t Get It