Economics and Investing:

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

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Items from The Economatrix:

Strong Retail Sales Data Didn’t Move The Needle For GDP Growth

Spotlight On The Economy: Low Inflation And Dovish Fed Speakers

Paul Craig Roberts Warns U.S. Now Close To Total Collapse

Inflation Is All Around Us If You Know Where To Look: Spiking Food Costs, Rising Home Prices And Rents, And More Expensive Energy.

Gold Drops Nearly 2%; Silver, Copper Take Hits