Economics and Investing:

Thor sent this bit of news on the global food supply: Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

Luis (At Sea) sent us this link to Seeking Alpha: Case-Shiller: Home Price Declines Continue. Luis notes: “Notice that Washington D.C. had the only positive number, and even that was marginal.”  

Several Items from Kevin S.: A Tipping Point Is Nearing  

Food/Financial Crisis of 2011  

The Collapse of America’s Labor Force  

Items from The Economatrix:

How Much More Demand Can Silver Handle?  

Despite Oversupply, US Gasoline Prices Leap

Oil Surges 6% as Libya Tension Intensifies  

Fear Of “Catastrophic” Crash Rising Despite Bull Market 

Libya Unrest Rattles Markets; Oil Prices Jump  

Oil, Gold Jump On Middle East Fears  

Oil Price Shock:  Pandora’s Box is Open