Economics and Investing:

Reader Bill V. suggested this: Measuring the yield famine in food. And here is a related article: How the Fed Hurts Retirees..

G.G. found this over at New Scientist: Metal detector knows how much cash is in your wallet

Items from The Economatrix:

Bernanke’s Words Drive Wall Street Up 1%

Doug Casey:  It’s A Dead-Man-Walking Economy

America awash in cheap credit and monetization: Rasmussen Consumer Index Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

Gold’s Getting Ready To Go Extreme

Bernanke:  Job Market Weak Despite Gains

Gold Rises 1.5% On Renewed US Easing Hopes

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