Economics and Investing:

Sue C. suggested this: The Black Swan Events of 2011?

RVL sent: Record $14 trillion-plus debt weighs on Congress. The article begins: “The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt surged to an all-time high, topping $14 trillion — $45,300 for each and everyone in the country.”

Thomas Sowell: Honest Answer to Government Woes is Bankruptcy

Wait for complete package on debt crisis: Merkel

Weak Dollars and Strong Commodities? (Thanks to John R. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Homelessness Increases As Help Decreases  

10 Things That Would Be Different If The Federal Reserve Had Never Been Created

Chinese President Hu Disses the Dollar; Says U.S. System is a ‘Product of the Past’