Economics and Investing:

V.L.D. sent us this from the NIA: Americans Enjoying Final Days of Artificial Economy

Charlie Munger on US Economy: Pain Not Over. (Thanks to G.G. for the link.)

K. in Montana suggested this piece by Victor Davis Hanson: Obama’s Washington Animal Farm

M.M. flagged this: Job losses cut wide swath in California

Frost damages Canadian crops, wheat a problem. (Thanks to Steven H. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Basel III: Tightening The Noose On Credit

Will Silver Take The Lead?

Shock Fall In UK Retail Sales Adds To Fears Of Double-Dip Recession

The LEAP think-tank bon hommes latest prognostications: Crisis Global Austerity USA System Breakdown 2011

The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy

The Ominous Silent Canary