Economics and Investing:

Some elements in this piece by Monty Pelerin will sound familiar to SurvivalBlog readers: The Role of The Government in The Economic Crisis

Zero effective policy and stalling QE3 – Why QE3 will have little financial impact if implemented. Deposits at US commercial banks quickly approaches $9 trillion.

G.G. sent this: Household income is below recession levels, report says.

Also from G.G.: Unilever sees ‘return to poverty’ in Europe

Items from The Economatrix:

Why We Are on the Brink of the Greatest Depression of all Time

The Truth About Gasoline Price Volatility

US Capital Goods Orders Decline Most Since November

Business Spending Plans Hint At Factory Weakness