Economics and Investing:

Vrenellis, anyone? Swiss Parliament to Discuss a New Gold Franc.

US Taxpayers Just Paid $780 Million to Fund the Latest Greece Bailout Tranche. [JWR Adds: For some perspective, do you remember the uproar the $1.5 billion 1979 Chrysler bailout caused? And that was a loan, not a gift.]

‘The Greeks Would Be Well Advised to Exit the Euro Zone’. (Thanks to J.B.G. for the link.)

Yishai flagged this, over at the Jammie Wearing Fool blog: Great News: Friday’s Anemic Jobs Number Are Likely Bogus

Items from The Economatrix:

Oil & Gasoline Prices on the Rise Again

Graph:  What Recovery?

US Treasury Weighs Options to Avoid Default

Brzezenski:  Middle Class Unrest to Hit U.S.

16 Reasons to Feel Really Depressed About the Direction the Economy is Headed

Grim Jobs Report Casts Shadow Over Debt Talks