Financial first responders discuss whether US has become ‘too sexy to survive’

­A large group of investors are meeting in Vancouver for the Agora Financial conference. The theme is “Innovate or Die: Empire at a Turning Point”. We check in with organizer Eric Fry, editor of the Daily Reckoning and Chief Investment Strategist at Agora Financial, to find out why high-profile investors and economic experts see such high stakes and what answers they may have. We also talk to Eric about what the indebted US may learn from the extinction of the Irish Elk. And, with major Italian cities on the verge of collapse and residents taking to social media to demand a return to the lira, we talk to blogger extraordinaire Mike "Mish" Shedlock about what lies ahead for Europe.

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