Economics and Investing:

Diana W. sent this: Cost to Make Penny and Nickel Rises, Annual Loss Reaches $116.7 Million. [JWR’s Comment: Presently, the U.S. Treasury is in effect giving you some of your taxes back, by minting nickels at a loss. Stock up ASAP, before this window of opportunity closes! (Debased steel nickels are coming soon!)]

Mike T. suggested this: Bill Gross Warns Of Financial Market Implosion And The End Of Economic Life As We Know It

Bailout concerns mounting for Federal Housing Agency

F.G. mentioned some interesting background: Cracking The Credit Card Code

Items from The Economatrix:

10 Predictions for Work and Economics in 2012

Signs Point to Tepid Consumer Spending for 2012

Economists Seek Bleak Year Ahead

Jim Sinclair: The Gold Panic and What to Expect in 2012