Economics and Investing:

Reader Michael W. sent this: Zimbabwe Is Down to Its Last $217. Comrade Mugabe and his cronies have absolutely destroyed and looted their nation which once had a vibrant economy. They must be overthrown!

The destruction of the US Dollar continues: Bernanke Seen Buying $1.14 Trillion in Assets in 2014

Items from The Economatrix:

Economists Growing More Upbeat About Year Ahead [JWR’s Comment: Well, golly gee, with the Federal Reserve and Treasury conspiring to soon double the money supply AGAIN, so stocks must go up, and we’ll all be “millionaires” soon, right? Given their monetary policies in recent years, I propose that the Federal Reserve shorten their name to Feral Reserve. That would be more accurate, since they are a private banking cartel has truly gone wild, and after all they never were a Federal agency. They are no more “Federal” than Federal Express.]

Durable-Goods Demand Points to US Factory Pick Up

Roubini, Keiser & Turk:  Preparing For A Perfect Storm, “Next Stage” Of The Global Financial Implosion Will Occur By April

May 2013-End Of The Road-John Williams