Newsletter 153


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Writing Worth Reading

[2]A Kind Word for Ben
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Paul A. McCulley | Pimco | 10 November 2010

"Fed makes policy consistent with its legislative mandate handed down by the
  elected government of the United States. The rest of the world should simply
  accept this outcome as reality"

[3]Fastidious President
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David Bromwich | LRB | 11 November 2010

Essay on Obama's weaknesses. Long, but well worth the effort. He made a
  string of bad senior appointments, notably Gates and Summers. Haughty. He
  wants credit for good intentions that he doesn't carry out

[4]Cataclysm Coming
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Tom Chatfield | Boing Boing | 5 November 2010

Lovely essay on World of Warcraft. "My wife and I have been playing the game
  ever since beta: that is, for over six years. We don't have kids yet, but
  when we do, we may well end up playing this game with them"

[5]Ireland's Fate Tied To Doomed Banks
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Charles Forelle et al | WSJ | 10 November 2010

Great subject, classic treatment. "The story reads like one of those epic
  lyric tragedies of old, where no one ever learns from their mistakes, and
  errors compound endlessly", says Felix Salmon

[6]Lines Of Latitude
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Jerome Cohen | CFR | 10 November 2010

Lawyer issues verdict on Japan-China clash over disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku
  islands. Japan doubly wrong. Wrong in history to claim ownership of islands.
  Wrong in law to claim 200-mile zone around them

[7]Can Slate Recover?
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Nick Summers | NY Observer | 9 November 2010

Pioneering website, founded 14 ago. Awesome content. But long since lost
  appetite for innovation. Traffic plateauing, at roughly one-third level of
  Huffington Post. Costs high. Urgently needs to re-tool

[8]Dukes Of Moral Hazard
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Jesse Eisinger | Pro Publica | 10 November 2010

Second round of quantitative easing spurs financial speculation, not real
  economic activity. "It’s like the exhausted 'Saw' movie franchise. Harder
  core, baser and for serious liquidity heads only"

[9]Obituary: Professor Peter Hilton
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Anonymous | Telegraph | 10 November 2010

Mathematician. Codebreaker. "In his mind's eye he could unpick streams of
  characters from two separate teleprinters". Worked with Turing at Bletchley.
  Invented homology theory. Palindrome virtuoso

[10]
Creating The Facebook Of Stuff
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      10. http://b.rw/c37La2

Ben Popper | NY Observer | 9 November 2010

New York start-up builds database to search, identify every object in the
  world, as basis for social network. Says its crawlers add 2m images per
  week. Founder of Engadget working on rival project

Topic: Soccer

Why do we root for underdogs? Is it OK to cheat? How can we make the game
  less boring for foreigners? [11]Continue reading...
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[12]Today on FiveBooks: Vanora Bennett on Historical Fiction
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