Economics and Investing:

“Not if, but when” for Spanish bailout, experts believe

For Two Economists, the Buffett Rule Is Just a Start. These French commueconomists want to punish anyone who is successful.

And speaking of French economists, here are some that are more croyable: Global systemic crisis – France 2012-2014: The big republican earthquake and its international impact

Ken S. recommended this piece over at The Daily Reckoning: Global Derivatives: Like Two Drunks Leaning On Each Other

At Zero Hedge: Chris Martenson: “The Trouble With Money”. (Thanks to Jim T. for the link.)

And if those gloomy-doomy charts weren’t enough for you, then check these out: The long debt emergency has arrived – From 1950 to 1980 total US credit market debt to GDP held a ratio of 1.5. Today that figure is above 3.5 with total US credit market debt at $54 trillion.

Items from The Economatrix:

IMF Raises Global Forecast For First Time Since Early 2011

US Housing Starts Unexpectedly Drop To 5-Month Low

US Factories Cool For First Time In Four Months

Jobs Data Simultaneous Release At Risk As US Review Spurs Restrictions