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Contest winners + Features of the Week

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's blog contest. I really appreciate all the feedback and suggestions that were offered to help us improve the blog.

Also, thanks to Aaron at MagsDirect.com for his help in sponsoring the contest giveaway, 2 free 1-year subscriptions to The Economist. I'm sure our contest winners will appreciate the prize.

I've selected Maria at Bear Mountain Books and John at Controlled Greed as this week's contest winners. Thanks for voicing your suggestions along with our other commenters (they were ALL great!), and I will email you to confirm your prize and pass your mailing info along to the publisher.

Now for some Friday links; our "Features of the Week".

1. Financial media coup d'etat - Wall St. Cheat Sheet.

2. John Paulson buys banks hit by credit crisis - Bloomberg.

3. Charting the markets: "Where to look next" - Quint Tatro.

4. Natural gas: down and out and unloved - Frank Barbera.

5. America: fat, drunk, and stupid is now way to go through life - Burning Platform.

6. The "Second American Revolution" has begun - Gerald Celente. (Hat tip: Bear Mountain Bull)

7. A "Four-Step Healthcare Solution" - Hans Hermann Hoppe, Mises.org.

8.
Beware of confirmation bias - Financial Philosopher.

9. Do we really need daily doses of news? - Growthology.

10. Last Word: Les Paul (video) - NY Times.

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