Economics and Investing:

Reader Andre D. sent: Feeding the Bubble: Is the Next Crash Brewing?

Charles Hugh-Smith: A Quick Guide to What’s Fake: Everything That’s Officially Sanctioned. [JWR’s Comment: While I disagree with his viewpoint on

government intervention in the marketplace and on taxation (I’m a laissez faire minimalist-government libertarian), I almost always enjoy reading Charles Hugh-Smith’s piercing observations.]

Over at The Daily Bell: Forced Savings Bait and Switch

Items from The Economatrix:

U.S. October Business Inventories Up 0.7%

Why The Budget Deal Is Bad News For Gold: Pro

Is Your Job About To Be Outsourced By A Computer (The Probability Is 47%)

Military Retirees Feel Betrayed By Congressional Budget Cuts To Pensions