Economics and Investing:

The Wall Street Pentagon Papers: Biggest Scam In World History Exposed – Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend? (Thanks to Timothy R. for the link.)

Reader L.V.Z. sent this bit of conformation for the long-standing SurvivalBlog advice to buy physical precious metals and keep them at home: Jim Rickards: At Least One Swiss Bank Has Started Refusing to Hand Over Physical Gold to Clients. From the article: “All you need is a government order and ‘gold’ becomes something that isn’t to be backed by real gold. At which point you’d be wise to have real gold in a treasure chest at home.”

CBS Allows Fed to Spread Disinformation Unchallenged. (Thanks to David W. for the link.)

John R. recommended: Doug Casey on Bernanke: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid (Part 1)

M.E.W. sent thisone: US Treasuries hit by biggest sell-off in two years

Items from The Economatrix:

From Bad To Worse:  The Economy Today, And Tomorrow  

Big Squeeze is On in Gold and Silver  

Spain on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown  

American Retirement Funds at Serious Risk of Being Seized  

US Military Prepares for Economic Crisis  

US Fiscal Health Worse Than Europe Says China Adviser  

No End In Sight To U.S. Economic Crisis As “Scariest Jobs Charts Ever” Shows Post-Recession Unemployment At Its Worse Since WWII  

Inflation Watch:

The Daily Bell asks: Inflation Bell Tolling for China?

SurvivalBlog reader Jon in New York noted: “Since May of this year, when I got my first batch of piglets to raise, the price for pig feed from my local supplier has gone up from $13 to $14 and is now $15 per 100 pound bag.”

Tighter food supplies, high prices to persist.

Ivory Coast deadlock: Food shortages and price rises