Economics and Investing:

Barry Ritholtz: FDIC Bank Failures Chart. (Thanks to SurvivalBlog’s Poet Laureate “G.G.” for the link.)

Chad S. sent a link for the few folks who feel that they don’t get enough gloom and doom from reading this column:

Items from The Economatrix:

US Home Price Fall “Beats Great Depression Slide”

Dreaded Double Dip In Housing Is Here

Consumer Confidence Falls Unexpectedly In May

The Brittle Financial American Middle Class