Economics and Investing:

Michael W. sent:In hard-hit Spain, bartering becomes means of getting by

G.G. sent this: World’s top economies shrink for first time in four years

Ask Russ: How Bad is the Sequester? Is Hyperinflation A Certainty?

Items from The Economatrix:

Retail Apocalypse:  Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?

Currency War Has Started. International Monetary System To Destabilize And Collapse

Peter Schiff:  America is Becoming the United States of Britain