Economics and Investing:

p>KAF sent this: Illinois Pays More Than Mexico as Cash-Strapped States Sell Bonds Overseas

For the How Gullible Do They Think We Are? Department: As bailout program expires, Treasury drops price tag to $50 billion and highlights successes. (Thanks to Chad S. for the link.)

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson Documents Foreclosure Fraud

K. in Montana recommended this: Lear Capital: Origin of Gold vs. Silver Ratio.

Chris Martenson recently posted Prediction: Things Will Unravel Faster Than You Think

The Incredible Two-Day Jump in US Treasure Debt (The Mogambo Guru)

Items from The Economatrix:

Weak Economy Has Nations Waging Currency War

Consumers Cut Credit Card Borrowing For 24th Month

Shoppers May Have the Upper Hand this Christmas

Goldman Sachs: Dollar Set For Sharp Decline

Currency Volatility Threatens Growth