Economics and Investing:

RBS mentioned the Foreclosure Rate Heat Map

Gerald W. spotted this piece that confirms what SurvivalBlog readers heard several months ago: Government Prepares To Seize Private Pensions

From G.G.: One third of Britons don’t have enough savings to survive just Five Days out of work

Items from The Economatrix:

Banking Collapse Scenarios Fall/Winter 2010

Why You (Probably) Need More Gold

Pay Garnishments Rise as Debtors Fall Behind

US Housing Market Faces New Threat from Foreclosure Row

World Financial System Not Sustainable

Dollar Depreciation and the Higher Cost of Living

Earnings Reports Push Stocks Higher, Dow Up 76

Wall Street Begins to Fear Nightmare “Foreclosure-Gate”

Gold Surges After Japan Says it is Considering New QE and Geithner Guarantees Currency Wars