Economics and Investing:

J.B.G. was the first of several readers to mention this: Return of the Gold Standard as world order unravels

Over at Fierce Finance: FATCA law is little known–but could be tricky

Tina B. suggeted this by Ellen Brown: Why QE2 Failed: The Money All Went Offshore

Gary North: On the Road to Government Default. (Thanks to John R. for the link.)

Headline from England: Age of austerity to continue for decades, warns OBR

Items from The Economatrix:

UK:  Suicide Rates Rise as Debt and Cuts Take Their Toll

25 Reasons to Buy Gold and Dump Dollars

Italy Contagion Fears Knock Global Markets

Race to Safe Havens as Debt Crisis Deepens

Former Goldman Trader:  There’s Huge Unforeseen Demand Coming In The Physical Gold And Silver Markets

Mixed Data Show Economy Growing at Weak Pace