Economics and Investing:

Life imitates art, right down to the terminology: ‘Doubling Up’ in Recession-Strained Quarters. (Thanks to Shawn M. for the link.)

Bailed Out Banks on Brink of Bankruptcy — Again

John R. sent these two items by Dave Cohen: Borrow Like There’s No Tomorrow  and The Debt Countdown Begins    

Rosenberg: Housing Double-Dip Straight Ahead

Items from The Economatrix:

After Holiday Spree, Doubts About Economy Linger  

Two Charts Which Tell The Whole Story  

Open Interest In Silver Continues To Rise / Troubles In Major US Cities  

Silver Is The Biggest Sleeper Of All  

$500 Silver And Imminent Price Explosion