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[2]How Is Keith Richards Still Alive?
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Anonymous | BBC | 28 October 2010

Rolling  Stone  ingested vast quantity of illegal drugs, including the
  terrifying  "breakfast of champions". To have survived he must have an
  unusually strong constitution and greater restraint than he lets on

[3]In Praise of Irrational Exuberance
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Virginia Postrel | Big Questions | 28 October 2010

Economies  ossify  when  investors get too canny, too calculating, too
  risk-averse.  As  with Britain in early 20th century. Better to retain
  appetite for high, even crazily high, risk/reward projects

[4]I, Too, Have Shot A Stag
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Ruaridh Nicoll | Guardian | 27 October 2010

Reflections on the death of Exmoor Emperor, Britain's largest wild animal,
  presumed shot by a trophy-hunter in recent days. Legal, but tragic too. Why
  should someone want to kill a beast for its beauty?

[5]Afghanistan's Icy Tip
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Edward Wong | NYT | 27 October 2010

Informative sketch of life in Wakhan corridor, part of Afghanistan cut off
  by Hindu Kush. Population 12,000, mostly Ismailis. Primitive barter economy.
  No burkhas. No Ramadan fasting. No Taliban. No war

[6]Germany Takes Centre Stage
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Anonymous | Economist | 21 October 2010

Fine essay on resurgent Germany. Strongest European economy. Atonement for
  Hitler over. Out of love with supranational EU. New foreign policy still
  evolving. Operating on "instincts rather than policy"

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Run, Turkey, Run
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Bill Gross | Pimco | 27 October 2010

Manager of world's biggest mutual fund calls "the end of a great 30-year
  bull market in bonds", says public debt was always a bit of a Ponzi scheme,
  plans to move his own money offshore into non-$ markets

[8]Topic: Rupert Murdoch
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Last great old-media mogul. Best recent writing on his newspapers, his
politics, his life, his wife... [9]Continue reading...
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[10]Today on FiveBooks: France in the 1960s
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