Economics and Investing:

Fed Now Largest Owner of U.S. Government Debt—Surpassing China. (Of $15 Trillion worth of debt, now 11% of that much, or $1.67 trillion.)

Ann H. sent this: States that Will Suffer the Most in the Event of a EU Collapse. (Yet again, The American Redoubt is looking better and better! )

Why Kyle Bass Hoards Nickels. (Thanks to K.M. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Jumbo Mortgages May Be Next in Line to Default

I Dumped My Bank

The Assault On Financial Privacy Goes Parabolic

European debt crisis drives gold rush