Economics and Investing:

Reader Bob J. sent: Step Inside The Connecticut Gun Factory That Is Leaving The State In Protest. The article includes a nice collection of photos. And you have to love a battle rifle where the magazines only cost as little as $1.50 each.

This does not bode well for Bitcoin: Prosecutors crack down on virtual money firm

Robert G. sent: The Fiat End Game: Preparing For A Way Forward

Further evidence “spot” metals prices have become irrelevant: US Mint Resumes Selling One-Tenth Ounce Gold Coins… At A 40% Premium To Spot. Thanks to Jim W. for the link.

Items from The Economatrix:

America’s Bubble Economy Is Going To Become An Economic Black Hole

Inflation, Deflation Or Hyperinflation In America & Effect On Gold And Silver Prices

A Tale Of Two Countries:  One Will Survive, One Will Not