Economics and Investing:

SurvivalBlog’s Poet Laureate, George Gordon, sent this: Underemployment Hits 20% in Mid-March

H.H. spotted this: North Korean finance chief executed for botched currency reform. H.H.’s comment: “How ironic. In the United States, when a Treasury Secretary or Fed Chairman screw up the nation’s economy through back-door deals, insider trading and the manipulation of the currency, they are granted even more power. In North Korea, even if you’re just trying to do your job, you’re treated a bit differently.”

Items from The Economatrix:

Japan Joins China in Reducing Holdings of US Treasury Debt

Bonds Reveal US Losing AAA Status

IMF Warning Wealthiest Nations About Their Debt

$3/Gallon Gasoline Possible this Summer

Bernanke: Bank Bailouts “Unconscionable”

Job Loss Takes a Toll on Mental Health