Economics and Investing:

Does this sound familiar?: Treasury to tap pensions to help fund government. It is notable that the mass media is presently full of headlines about a banking official arrested for rape. But who is going to bring Tim Geithner to justice for raping millions of taxpayers? (On a similar note, SurvivalBlog reader R.E.T. wrote to mention: “If a private company did this, it would rightly be called theft and the CEO would go to jail.”

The Daily Bell interview: David Morgan on the Global Economy, Inflation, Recession and Where Silver Is Headed.

File Under “Sweet Irony”: No, it’s not a story from the Onion: Zimbabwe worried about U.S. dollar as reserve currency, urges move to gold-backed standard

The latest from Michael Pollaro: Monetary Watch May 2011, QE III courtesy of the private banks

Items from The Economatrix:

David Wilkerson: That Dreadful Day (coming economic collapse)

Bank of Mexico Buys 100 Tons of Gold in February, March

Mortgage Rates at 2011 Low, But Many Won’t Benefit

US Warned It Is Heading For An Economic Crisis

Era of US Economic Dominance Warned is Rapidly Coming to an End

Oil Drops Below $98; Pump Prices Fall Over Weekend

Debt Limit Reached; US Halts Two Pension Investments