Economics and Investing:

B.N. suggest an essay by Charles Hugh Smith: Is America’s Social Contract Broken?

EXography: 19 U.S. cities have proportionately bigger workforces than bankrupted Detroit. (Thanks to Mark A. for the link.)

G.G. flagged this from Jim Sinclair: Comex Must Change Its Delivery Mechanism Soon

Items from The Economatrix:

Sales of Existing US Homes Unexpectedly Decreases

Pump Prices Jump 12 Cents, AAA Sees Further Rise

The Tip of the Iceberg Of The Coming Retirement Crisis That Will Shake America to the Core