Economics and Investing:

For the “I Told You So” file: Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity. (Thanks to B.B. for the link.)

California, New York might sign on to MERS settlement

Dawn S. suggested a piece with a fascinating animated stock volatility chart over at Zero Hedge: Presenting The “Rise Of The HFT Machine” – Visual Confirmation How SkyNet Broke The Stock Market On US Downgrade Day

Pennies: Where are they all going? (A hat tip to Diana S. for the link.)

G.G. suggested this National Review article on commercial real estate: Armageddon at the Strip Mall

Items from The Economatrix:

Illusion Of Recovery — Feelings vs. Facts

Buying Gold In Uncertain Times

Decline Of US Economy Is The Logical Outcome Of Keynesian Economics