Economics and Investing:

F.G. suggested this: Golden Years–People have had a fascination with gold for thousands of years. Here are some milestones along the way.

C.D.V. sent this bit of gloomage: Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule.

From John R.: Europe debt risk hits $2.5 trillion

Items from The Economatrix:

The Silver Door Is Closing

Sprotts On Silver — The Door Is Closing     

14 Reasons Why The Economic Collapse Of Japan Has Begun  

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