There's a lot of information out there. Some of it is junk, some of it is frame-worthy. For every dozen foam-spewing-from-mouth rants out there, there's a well-thought-out, factual, logical piece of work that deserves your attention.

Here are five you might enjoy:                      

Suez, America-Style (Reuters)
Discusses the potential threats -- both militarily and economically -- stemming from foreign ownership of national debt. "There are those who argue that the Chinese would never deliberately spark a run on the dollar … But China isn't a hedge fund. It's an emerging superpower with interests that extend beyond the value of their foreign reserve accounts." And as Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) recent adventures attest, the U.S. doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with China on all issues.

Goldman's PR Guy Is Kind of a Jerk (New York magazine)
You know, if there's one guy at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) who should keep his ego to himself, you'd think it'd be chief spokesman Lucas Van Praag. New York magazine compiled a great list of Von Praag quotes belittling the intelligence of us common folk who try in vain to understand what on God's earth Goldman actually does.

Five Myths About America's Credit Card Debt (Washington Post)
Tackles an important myth: that the industry is so competitive it can self-regulate. "The top three issuers -- [Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM)] -- control more than 60 percent of outstanding credit card debt. Consumer choice has declined over the past 20 years as economies of scale for marketing, administration and customer service have led thousands of card issuers to cash out to the largest banks." Hmm … sounds familiar.

Employment Growth Is Finally Coming (Wells Fargo)
So says Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) chief economist John Silvia. "Private employers will likely start adding jobs slowly by the second quarter. By the fourth quarter, we expect private payrolls to be growing at a pace of roughly 100,000 jobs per month. As we move into 2011, employment gains should continue to pick up momentum along with the rest of the economy. By late next year, private employers could be adding nearly 150,000 jobs per month. "

Bankers Use Derivatives Trades to Cash in Bonus Stock (Dow Jones)
The Wall Street bonus brouhaha was supposedly solved by paying bankers in restricted stock that could only be sold years down the road. Surprise, surprise … clever bankers found a loophole: using options to monetize restricted stock. They're most likely using restricted shares as collateral to sell call options that expire years down the road. Ain't no problem a good derivative can't solve, you know.

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Fool contributor Morgan Housel doesn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation. The Fool has a disclosure policy.