Economics and Investing:

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for Food. (JWR Adds: “Food Stamps” are no longer stamps–they are EBT cards. Part of the House Of Cards that we are building for future societal collapse.)

Real Economy Still Sliding As ‘Eating Out’ Continues to Go Down

G.G. sent: Japanese city with huge debts puts its name up for sale.

Maryland Woman Has Kept Track of Every Tax on Her In 2012–$26,000 So Far

Items from The Economatrix:

Celente – It’s Not Just Germany’s Gold That’s Missing

Netherlands Citizens Group Demands Central Bank Reveal Location Of Country’s Gold Reserve

Consumers Drive Growth As Businesses Hold Back

Why The Real Earnings Cliff Is Bad And Getting Worse

Vietnamese Banks Who Paid Dividends On Stored Gold Were Quietly Selling It To Appear Solvent