Economics and Investing:

Over at Dr. Housing Bubble: The California contradiction – Record high unemployment and highest home prices in the nation.

Lorimer Wilson: These 100 Analysts Now Say Gold Will Go to $5,000/ oz. – or More!

Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large) sent this: Should U.S. Become Biggest Landlord?

G.G. sent this: Restaurants want a piece of food stamp pie

Marleen from Holland recommended this news from Greece: Pensioners turn back to living off the land

Items from The Economatrix:

Stocks Fall Again as Europe’s Debt Worries Deepen

Oil Tumbles on Fears of Economic Slump

Service Firms Grew at Slightly Faster Pace

Gold Hits New High as Fear Stalks Financial Markets

All Work and No Pay: The Great Speed-up