Economics and Investing:

Photo of an Obamaville.

Loyal contributor John R. sent us a capacious pile o’ links:

Paul Ryan Speaks on the “Catastrophic Trajectory” of US Debt – ZeroHedge

Our Peculiar State of Suspended Animation – Charles Hugh Smith

What Will Happen When QE2 Ends? – Dave Cohen

Obama’s debt-limit truth-twisting – Stephen M. Meister

Kicking the Can to the End of the Road – John Mauldin     

Social Security ‘Trust Fund’ to Add $5 Trillion to Debt –

Items from The Economatrix:

Stocks Follow LinkedIn IPO Higher

Commodity Rally Sends Stock Indexes Higher

Central Banks Snap Up Gold in First Quarter

US Postal Services Threatens Again to Not Pay Retiree Benefits