Friday, September 26, 2008

Features of the week

All aboard for our, "Features of the week".

1. Bush, Democrats expect $700 billion bailout deal to pass.

2. Putting dodgy assets in deep freeze will not remove the rot.

See also: "How bad is this bad debt?", "Will the Paulson Plan make money?" and, "The real reason for the rush?".

3. Washington Mutual is seized and sold off to JP Morgan in largest failure in US banking history.

4. Hedge fund chief Jim Chanos says company failures could be exposed.

5. Did anyone notice the "Big 3" US automakers bailout?

6. For Greenwich, 'This is our Katrina'. Oh please. - Ed.

7. What would Hayek say about recent interventions in the economy?

8. John Paulson is listed as the biggest short seller of British banks.

9. Jeff Greene is richer after emulating John Paulson's subprime bets.

10. Ratings agencies' "race to the bottom" secured subprime's boom, bust.

11. T. Boone Pickens' funds lose $1 billion in recent energy bets.

12. Warren Buffett tells CNBC all about his swell Goldman deal.

See also: Jeff Matthews' take on Berkshire's Goldman deal.

13. US taxpayers are being enrolled in an economic chain gang.

14. US Dollar: nothing left to believe in?

15. Marc Faber says US credit losses may total $5 trillion (Bloomberg).

16. What would the greatest thinkers think of the financial crisis?

17. Howard Lindzon on, "Surviving the new financial frontier".

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