I've added a link to Mike "Mish" Shedlock's Global Economic Trend Analysis blog in my Blogroll. For the unfamiliar, Mike Shedlock is a registered investment advisor who blogs just about every day about the U.S. and/or global economy, and he cuts through all manner of economic double-speak, forecasts, and other seemingly abstract financial information with hard data and clinical acumen. His blog was recently selected as one of the best 25 financial blogs by Time Magazine.
In these grim economic times, his blog is an invaluable resource for economic straight-talk. I should note that Mish does not pull any punches and his posts are not for the faint of heart who may not want to know the depth of the problems with the global financial system.