Economics and Investing:

SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large Michael Z. Williamson flagged this:mentioned this at Market Ticker: Derivative Fraud? Where Are OUR Cops?

GG flagged this: What Every American Should Know About the National Debt

Also from GG: Evercore CEO Altman: Obama’s Deficit Will Cause An International Currency Crisis In The Next Two Years

Tim R. was the first of several readers to send this: It is Now Mathematically Impossible to Pay Off the U.S. National Debt

Items from The Economatrix:

Mortgage Rates Edge Up Slightly

Moody’s Warns US of Credit Rating Fears

Sovereign Debt Fears Rattle Investors

Greek Debt Woes Spread to Portugal, Spain

Shell To Axe 1,000 More Jobs

January Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7%. JWR’s Comment: Sure it did…

Middle Class No More, Families Struggle to Fight Off Homelessness

The Bankruptcy of the US is Now Certain