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Economics and Investing:

Jim Sinclair: The Implications of China Paying in Gold [1]. (Thanks to K.T. for the link.)

G.G. flagged this one: In apparent first, a public pension plan files for bankruptcy [2].

Bram S. spotted this: Doug Casey on Taxes and Freedom [3]

Over at Dr. Housing Bubble: The crashing US housing metro areas [4] – Atlanta home values crash by 17 percent in last year and Las Vegas continues to move lower. Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco continue to make post-bubble lows.

Items from The Economatrix:

Social Security Fund to Run Out in 2035, Trustees Say [5]

In an Apparent First, a Public Pension Plan Files for Bankruptcy [6]

Sales of U.S. Homes Exceeded Estimates in March [7]

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Little Changed as Outlook Cools [8]

Home Prices in US Cities Fell at Slower Pace in February [9]