Economics and Investing:

A New Investment Strategy: Preparing for End Times

Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts. (A tip of the hat to to Mary M. for the link.)

John R. recommended a piece over at The Daily Bell: Where Will You Go When the Sovereign Debt Volcano Blows?

JBG sent this: Rating Agency Issues Greek Rescue Plan Warning

Items from The Economatrix:

Ron Paul:  US Should Declare Bankruptcy

On-line Retailers Strike Back at Internet Tax Levy

S&P to Deeply Cut U.S. Ratings if Debt Payment Missed

Gas is 24 Cents Cheaper Than Labor Day

The “Economic Recovery” Turns 2.  Feel Better Yet?

US Auto Sales Up in June, But Japan Still Hurting