Economics and Investing:

Are we missing critical inflation data with the CPI? How the government over time has altered the CPI to under report inflation.

Ben Stein on money, gridlock & more. Stein says the budget deficit will continue to grow “…until it eats us all alive.”

Whither Japan Stocks and Bonds: Are Kyle Bass and Martin Feldstein Right? Is Market Collapse Ahead?

Items from The Economatrix:

Karl Denninger:  US Credit Rating Downgrade 2013

As 2013 Begins, Global Economy Still At Risk Of Collapse And The Downside Risks Are Gathering Force

37 Statistics Which Show How Four Years Of Obama Have Wrecked The US Economy