Economics and Investing:

Commentary by Robert Samuelson at Real Clear Markets: Europe’s Debt Crisis Trumps Japan Tragedy

Iowa farmland values shoot up 25% in one year. (Thanks to F.G. for the link.)

Reader Greg C. flagged this: New Home Sales Dive to Record Low. (Slowest sales rate in nearly 50 years!

LFG suggested this commentary by Ted Butler: Silver Review and Outlook. Ted and I both prefer silver over gold.

Items from The Economatrix:

End Game  

Surviving A Societal Breakdown 

Investors Flock To Japanese Stocks After Quake  

Gold Just 1% Of Record Nominal High Of $1,444/Oz – Risk Of Dollar Crisis Increases By Day  

$36 Silver–The Banksters Waterloo?