Economics and Investing:

KAF pointed us to this: On the Secret Committee to Save the Euro, a Dangerous Divide

Mike Williamson sent us this: Slideshow: The Most Taxed States in the U.S.

G.G. suggested: Taleb Says Unawareness of Deficit Risk Has Him `Extremely Bearish’ on U.S.

The latest from Dr. Housing Bubble: Palms Mar Vista correction. From $740,000 to $540,000 and still overpriced. The Westside of L.A. enters an accelerating correction.

Items from The Economatrix:

Why QE2 + QE Lite Mean that the Fed Will Purchase Almost $3 Trillion Treasurys and Set the Stage for the Monetary Endgame

Banks Keep Failing, No End in Sight

The Credit Meltdown and the Shadow Banking System: What Basel III Missed

Recession Not Over, Double-Dip or Worse Coming

Martin Weiss: Three Government Warnings of Financial Fiascos!

Facts About the Deindustrialization of America

Does Silver’s “Smooth Ride” Lead Past $30?

Gold is the Final Refuge Against Universal Currency Debasement

Once 1-oz Gold = One Year’s Wage; 1-oz Silver = One Month’s Wage

Gold: Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)

Recession Not Over: Double-Dip Recession or Worse is Coming