Gentle Reminders: U.S. trade deficit in goods and services for 2010: $497.8 billion* U.S. unemployment: 9.8% Today's Wall street Journal: "Germans in Talks to Buy Big Board" *** We cannot hope to restore confidence in the American economy without first restoring the "lost jobs." It takes capital to create jobs. If we take a good look into the "lost and found" department of the American free enterprise system we are apt to stumble upon the common denominator for "lost jobs" and "missing capital." It is called "unemployment." If we concentrate on tracking down the "missing capital" perhaps we will have found the key to our chronic unemployment conundrum.