Breakfast Buffet, Wednesday, April 1

The economy is back on track and economists expect global growth of four percent this year. Happy April Fool's Day!

Apocalypse Now: On the eve of the G20 Summit in London, protesters take to the streets. "Four marches, led by representations of horsemen of the apocalypse, converged on the Bank in the Financial Fools' Day protest," reports the Financial Times. The rest of the FT's G20 coverage, found here, is excellent.

Say It Ain't So, Joe: Joseph Stiglitz throws his hat in the ring with Krugman, et al. in criticizing the Obama Administration's toxic asset repurchase program. "It's the kind of Rube Goldberg device that Wall Street loves," he writes. "Clever, complex and nontransparent, allowing huge transfers of wealth to the financial markets."

No Help For the Neediest: Many world leaders have come out in favor of expanding the IMF's giving power, but the Wall Street Journal is having none of it. "No one should mistake this as charity for the deserving poor."

It's Okay to Laugh: In order to "broaden the revenue base," the Economist has decided to open a theme park dubbed Econoland. (Remember to check today's date before pre-ordering tickets.)