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Economics and Investing:

The Wall Street Pentagon Papers: Biggest Scam In World History Exposed – Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend? [1] (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 [2]. 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 [3]. (Thanks to David W. for the link.)

John R. recommended: Doug Casey on Bernanke: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid (Part 1) [4]

M.E.W. sent thisone: US Treasuries hit by biggest sell-off in two years [5]

Items from The Economatrix:

From Bad To Worse:  The Economy Today, And Tomorrow [6]  

Big Squeeze is On in Gold and Silver [7]  

Spain on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [8]  

American Retirement Funds at Serious Risk of Being Seized [9]  

US Military Prepares for Economic Crisis [10]  

US Fiscal Health Worse Than Europe Says China Adviser [11]  

No End In Sight To U.S. Economic Crisis As “Scariest Jobs Charts Ever” Shows Post-Recession Unemployment At Its Worse Since WWII [12]  

Inflation Watch:

The Daily Bell asks: Inflation Bell Tolling for China? [13]

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 [14].

Ivory Coast deadlock: Food shortages and price rises [15]