MUST READS
Oil price hits eight-month high – BBC
China cuts RRR to ease credit crunch – China Daily
Eurozone crisis live: Greece bailout decision due today – Guardian
Iranian ships reach Syria, China warns of civil war – Reuters
Pressure, Chinese and Foreign, Drives Changes at Foxconn – NY Times
Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Relief in Best Crisis Recovery Story – Bloomberg
Shale oil boom drives down prices versus rest of world – Globe & Mail
Flaws in CBO’s output gap measure – Sober Look
More on the Output Gap – Modeled Behavior
The Government and the Currency – Mises
A New Bull Market? – Noland, Prudent Bear
Outrageous adverts from the past – Mail Online

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil jumps to 9-month high after Iran cuts supply – AP
Gold climbs with euro on hopes for Greek deal – Reuters
Work-arounds for the politics of Keystone – EconBrowser
AAPL vs Gold, Silver & Past Bubbles – Profitimes
Crude Oil — $132 just ahead – Peter Brandt
Gas Prices Approaching Magic Freak-Out Point – Business Insider
Why silver will not rise above $35/oz – Commodity Online
Bears burned, bug vindicated? – MarketWatch
Buffett’s Bullion Blunder – Bullion Vault
Emerging Asia Demand for Gold – Gregor

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Christina Romer on Learning from the Great Depression – The Broswer
Percent Job Losses: Great Recession and Great Depression – Calculated Risk
MMT: An unconventional take on economic strategy – Washington Post
Modern Monetary Theory: What’s Modern About It? – Baker, CEPR
Manufacturing sees shortage of skilled factory workers – Washington Post
Hoisington’s Hunt Says It’s Recession For 2012 – Daily Capitalist
London House Prices Surge to Near Record High – Bloomberg
Japan’s record trade deficit highlights weakening Chinese demand – Reuters
Iron Lady Merkel Bucks German Street on Greek Aid – Bloomberg
China’s January Housing Prices Post Worst Performance in a Year on Curbs – Bloomberg
Is the Fed ready for the bond market’s Arab Spring? – The Big Picture
The Federal Reserve Rip-Off – AmmoLand