Economics and Investing:

G.G. was the first of several readers to mention this New York Times article: Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due. Be ready folks. We could be on the precipice of a global debt implosion that will make the current crisis seem small, by comparison. I’ve warned you before, folks: be ready for bank runs. Here is a quote: “Banks worldwide owe nearly $5 trillion to bondholders and other creditors that will come due through 2012, according to estimates by the Bank for International Settlements. About $2.6 trillion of the liabilities are in Europe.”

From David W.: Historian warns of sudden collapse of American ‘empire’

Jesse spotted this piece by Paul Krugman:Trending Toward Deflation

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KAF recommended this: G20 looks to Beijing to drive global growth.

Also from KAF: European banks mull 20 billion Euro private bailout fund: report