Economics and Investing:

75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Reader “Rock Farm” recommended a piece by Victor Davis Hanson: Very Scary Times

Putin Saves French Actor From Tax Slavery With Russian Citizenship

Items from The Economatrix:

My Name Is Cash

New Gold for a Scary New World

Moody’s Says “Fiscal Cliff” Deal Doesn’t End Credit Downgrade Risk

2013 Predictions:  S&P 500 Plunges, Gold Soars

“Panic Buying” In Gold, Just Four Days Into 2013, A New Gold Milestone Has Already Been Passed