Economics and Investing:

Using the Backyard Grill This Summer Just Got More Expensive. (Thanks to J.D.D. for the link.)

Brent S. suggested an article by Robert McHugh: Silver and Gold Will Remain in Strong Uptrends

Why Electric Cars are Really Coal Cars.

H.M. sent us this: The foreclosure mess isn’t going away.

Pierre M. and Chip W. both sent this: Oil could hit $200-$300 on Saudi unrest.

Several readers sent this: Feds seek $7 Million in privately made ‘Liberty Dollars’. We are witnessing an absurd inversion of reality: The government, which now prints only worthless and irredeemable fiat, wants to seize Norfed’s genuine gold and silver coins, calling them “counterfeit.”

Items from The Economatrix:

Stocks Edge Higher as Oil Hits New 30-Month High

Real Unemployment Shows US Economy Short 20 Million Jobs

A Shutdown of Our Economy