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The top of our reading list is an article about fiat money in colonial times (and a discussion of historical fact and exaggeration by historians) ...... and the last article is an indictment of failure to pursue criminal banking activities by frequent GEI contributor Shah Gilani.
- How Benjamin Franklin Made New England Prosperous (Friends of the American Revolution) If you read nothing else this week, read this, all the way to the end of the post. Hat tip to Roger Erikson.
- Does the “fallacy of composition” apply to the banking sector? (Antonio Panchorbo, The Cobden Centre)
- 75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe (Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge) Hat tip to Dan Flemming.
- News from the front lines of the battle to create a New America (Fabious Maximus)
- Obama Speech Places Him Among Top Presidents in U.S. History (Rodger Malcolm Mitchell, Monetary Sovereignty)
- Does chocolate make you clever? (Charlotte Pritchard, BBC) Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture
- 11 shocking, true facts about Simpson-Bowles (Ezra Klein, The Washington Post)
- No Need To Panic Over Insider Selling (Cam Hui, Daily Markets)
- Alan Grayson Explains Why He Opposes A Conservative Plan To Unravel Social Security That Starts With a Chained CPI (Down with Tyranny)
- Too Big To Jail (Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insight & Indictments) Frequent GEI contributor speaks bluntly about the need to prosecute banksters and break up the banks.