David Stockman, the conservative economic guru who was an adviser to Ronald Reagan, has taken an severely negative view in his new book 'The Great Deformation.'
Financial collapse is related to high oil prices, Tverberg writes, and also to higher costs for other resources as we approach their limits.
With both interest rates and prices so low, this could be the ideal time to redesign the tax subsidy for home ownership, Gleckman writes. That goes against many who say that the housing market remains so shaky that ending the deduction would send home prices back into a tailspin.
The US savings rate fell from 6.4 percent to 2.4 percent in January, and it will take a few months to see if it recovers to normal levels.
US auto sales will reach 15.3 million units in 2013 according to Polk, an automotive marketing and research firm.