Economics and Investing:

“Hi-yo Silver!” (I’ll spare you the “I-told-you-so” snide comments. Or did that just count as one?)

Cy D. mentioned this over at Zero Hedge: Wal-Mart’s CEO Provides the Starkest Visual of the Modern Bread Line Yet

B.B. sent us a link to these comments by Howard Katz: Sobering Lesson for the World as Gold and Silver Set to Explode Higher

Obama tells UN leaders world has dodged depression. Yeah, right…

Items from The Economatrix:

Homebuilding Industry Years Away From Recovery

Fed Signals It Will Take Further Steps If Needed. [JWR Notes: I get nervous whenever I hear someone with weapons of mass destruction talk about “taking steps. If the Fed and Treasury conspire and start monetizing lots of debt, then watch out!

Unemployment Rises in 27 States Last Month

Millions Of Americans Risk Exclusion From The Job Market Forever, OECD Warns

Stocks Waver as Traders Move into Treasurys, Gold

More than Half Exit Foreclosure-Relief Program