Economics and Investing:

G.G. sent this piece by Peter Schiff: Why America Should Declare Bankruptcy Now

Writing in Sovereign Man, Simon Black points out that Senator Schumer’s proposed “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy” is written retroactively, for anyone that has expatriated in the past ten years! Perhaps Mr. Schumer missed reading Article 1, Clause 3 in the U.S. Constitution. (Which bars any ex post facto laws.)

Jim W. sent us this: Japan is Broke – Highest Debt Ratio of Any Industrialized Nation

China Warns Australia to Choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

CDV sent this: Greece: Top Three risks facing U.S.

Items from The Economatrix:

Derivative Scandals:  Taxpayer Supported Gambling

Double Trouble at JPMorgan: Trader’s Losses Could Exceed $7 Billion

Gold:  The World’s Friend for 5,000 Years

Gold Rises As Dollar Retreats