Economics and Investing:

Fake Silver Coins/Bars/Ingots ARE on the market in U.S.! This includes some useful videos with tests for fakes. (Thanks to Nic for the link.)

Reader “Firecracker” notes: Paul Krugman (Nobel prize-winning Princeton economist) recently spoke to students at The University of Oklahoma.  The local paper had a very short article about his speech. The last line in the article sums it up pretty well: “We’re eating our seed corn,” he said. “We are very far from being over the financial crisis.”

Items from The Economatrix:

Royal Canadian Mint Now Saying It’s Difficult Securing Silver  

War, Martial Law, And The Economic Crisis  

What You Need To Know About Buying Silver Today

Gold $2,300, Silver $150 and Looming Stock Market Crash