Economics and Investing:

Bob in Virginia sent: A Frightening New ‘Shadow Consensus’ Is Emerging On The Future Of The American Economy. (There is more talk of a “QE Trap” — now coming from mainstream economists.)

Chart: Here’s How Much the Fed Is Affecting the Stock Market

H.L. suggested this by John Rubino: A Tale of Two Charts: Are We 2007 America or 2006 Zimbabwe?

Census Bureau: Means-Tested Government Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers

Items from The Economatrix:

Another One Trillion Dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) In Debt

McJobs For McAmerica – Fastest Growing Jobs In Low Wage Sectors. Of 10 Largest Occupations In US Only One Pays More Than $35,000 Per Year.

Ron Paul Rages On the Debt Ceiling Deal: DC Wins, America Loses