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Features of the week

Welcome to this week's edition of, "Features of the week". We have many interesting items in store for you today, so sit back, take a few moments, and browse away. Enjoy!

1. Doubts intensify on central bank plan to save markets.

2. Central bank plan delays day of reckoning, say fund managers.

3. Central banks keep fueling inflation, says Jim Grant (Hat tip to Controlled Greed).

4. Ron Paul is interviewed by Doug Casey's International Speculator newsletter.

5. Lebron Inc. Basketball star Lebron James has charted his own course towards building a personal business empire.

6. Nouriel Roubini feels we are experiencing the first real crisis of financial globalization and securitization.

7. Niall Ferguson: Memo to Market Dinosaurs.

8. Investor James Passin goes boldly where others have yet to tread.

9. Stratfor: China and the Arabian Penninsula as market stabilizers.

10. John Hussman on "an irrelevant Fed" (Hat tip to Dow Theory Letters).

11. Bermuda battles Caymans for offshore funds, woos hedgies.

12. Dollar rebounds against Euro. Why? Inflation expectations. I am not making this up.

13. Wall St. Journal says mortgage crisis rivals S&L meltdown.

You may recall our post on this topic from last summer, "Asset backs, subprime: shades of 1990?".

14. What do Britain's billionaires know about subprime that you don't?

15. High prices at Art Basel Miami leave even billionaires amazed.

Which reminds me of a past visit to a Beverly Hills art gallery, circa 1984.

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