Economics and Investing:

Reader J.B.G. recommended this by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: When debt levels turn cancerous

Douglas C. mentioned that FDIC’s aggregated list of bank closures is available. At the web site, you can sort by date and by location.

Troy H. sent this: Democratic Discontent, Black Swans, Constitutional Conventions, and Civil or Foreign Wars

Items from The Economatrix:

The American Working Man Slowly Fades Away

Housing Time Bomb Goes Tick Tock Tick Tock

Stocks Rise on Hopes for More Stimulus From Fed

Oil Rises as East Coast Refining Resumes