Economics and Investing:

Dr. Walter E. Williams: Our Nation’s Future. Williams begins his latest essay: “Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there’s little chance to avoid a financial collapse.”

G.G. flagged this: 18 Staggering Charts On The Rise Of Government Dependence

Simon Black: Why We’re Nowhere Near The Mania Phase In Precious Metals

One Out Of Every Ten Banks Is A “Problem Bank” – FDIC Issues 56 Enforcement Actions In April

Lloyd’s ‘has plans for euro collapse’. (Thanks to Andre D. for the link.)