Economics and Investing:

Video: 0% is the Highest Interest Rate the U.S. Economy can Afford – D.D.

2019 U.S. Army budget would eliminate 100,000 Troops – T.

An interesting development as many of the emerging markets are faltering simultaneous with one of China’s largest holidays: China’s Central Bank Announces Halt of Cash Transfers – SurvivalBlog reader

Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season Another Dud

Items from The Economatrix:

January 1, 2014 All Americans Will Bail Out The Banks

Bundesbank Calls For Capital Levy To Avert Government Bankruptcies

World Market Index (Seeing a lot of red ink…)