Economics and Investing:

Does this sound familiar? Tony B. sent us some news from Australia: Royal Mint wants 5¢ coins scrapped. Yes, when inflation embarrassingly gives coins a base metal value that exceeds their face value, governments make they conveniently declare them a “nuisance” or “too expensive”. You can either look at it as a function of “rising commodities prices” as the media suggests, or more accurately as a declining Oz Dollar.

G.G. spotted this over at Total Investor: Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Prepper Dad? Even Robert Kiyosaki Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming

Martin Weiss warns of derivatives doom: Government lying about debt crisis! What to do … (A hat tip to John R. for the link.)

Pointman sent this from Zero Hedge: Moody’s Warns of “Severe Greek Bank Cash Shortage” Due to Accelerating Deposit Flight

Items from The Economatrix:

The US Monetary System and Descent into Fascism

Monetary Revolution and Alternative Money

Deutsche Mark “Set For Comeback” As German Euro Crisis Deepens

Soros Says A Euro Exit Mechanism Is “Probably Inevitable” Amid Debt Crisis