Economics and Investing:

The latest video from the NIA is excellent: The Day the Dollar Died

Regular link contributor B.B. sent this: Holidays about survival as jobless benefits end

Also from B.B.: Russia’s central bank to invest reserves in Australian dollar.

Reader J.B.G. sent this: Jeb Bush: Some States Already ‘Bankrupt’

Items from The Economatrix:

The Euro Game Is Up  

Euro, Stocks, Spanish Bonds Fall On Concern European Debt Crisis To Spread  

New Phase Of Debt Crisis Striking Now!  Despite Rescues!  

Global Sovereign Debt Default Bankruptcy Bailout And Contagion Risk Assessment  

Huge Drop In Credit Card Users