As some readers are aware, I have, in recent months, occasionally made references to an impending economic crisis. Usually they are glancing references, but I also have expanded a bit at times. I have received a few private questions, primarily about where I source my information. So for those who interested, here are a few links to sites that I consider to be very valuable in gaining an understanding of where the economies of the U.S. and the world are headed. The best, relatively succinct, regular (i.e. weekly) synopses are provided by John Hussman (Husband Funds) and Doug Noland. They are both excellent, and even if you don't have any background in economics, you are likely to find their insights to be reasonably digestible. Hussman's most recent post ("The Next Big Short...) provides a particularly good overview. Note that both of these first two links are market-centric, but they shed light on the broad strokes of how and why the economy is in serious trouble. http://www.hussmanfunds.com/weeklyMarketComment.html http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.pt/p/credit-bubble-bulletin.html Here are a few other excellent sites that I can recommend: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com http://www.acting-man.com http://www.ftense.com Cheers, Tony C.