links 04/22/08: End is Nigh Edition

Emptying my burgeoning browser tabs of "end is nigh" material:

  • Russia looks at using oil money to buy U.S. companies (Times)
  • Japan’s food shortages becoming more dire (TheAge)
  • Food shortages — okay, rice shortages — have spread to the U.S. (N.Y. Sun)
  • U.S. faces recession recovery alphabet soup: V vs U vs the dreaded L (FT)