Newsletter 216


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[1]America's Top Parent
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      1. http://b.rw/hSvShJ

Elizabeth Kolbert | New Yorker | 24 January 2011

Review of Amy Chua's "Tiger Mother". Shallow, vain, manipulative. Plays on
  American fears of China. "Imagine your most self-congratulatory friend
  holding forth for two hours about her kids' triumphs, and you’ve got the
  narrative"

[2]West Wing, Season 2
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      2. http://b.rw/fjzeFK

John Heilemann | New York | 23 January 2011

How Obama is rebooting his presidency. Departures of Rahm Emanuel, Larry
  Summers, part of process. Tucson speech the public face of it. Obama sees
  that he's been too aloof. Congress and public wants less coolness, more
  engagement

[3]When Brics Become Victims
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Alan Beattie | FT | 21 January 2011

Acronyms for countries take on geopolitical life of their own. Goldman Sachs
  coined "Brics". Now it proposes "Tims"—for Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, South
  Korea. Add Vietnam, expel Brazil and Russia, and you'd have "Victims"

[4]The Passive In English
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Geoffrey Pullum | Language Log | 24 January 2011

Everything there is to be known about the passive voice. Prepare to be met
  by the copula, the preterite, the stranded preposition. Your starter for 10:
  "That rash needs looking at by a specialist". Was _that_ a passive clause?
  [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Robert Shiller on =HUMAN TRAITS ESSENTIAL TO CAPITALISM=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

Yale economist Robert Shiller argues that rising inequality in the US was a
  major cause of the recent crisis, and little is being done to address it. He
  chooses books that give insight into human nature [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]The Theory of Moral Sentiments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/theory-moral-sentiments-by-adam-smith

-by Adam Smith -

_Karl  Rove  says: _My  list  probably  accentuates the economic side of
  conservatism more than it should, but I love The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  and I read it every couple of years, because I know I don’t fully understand
  it and if I read it again I will get some new insight on it. For me the
  essential part of it is his description of human nature: that there really
  is inherent in every human being, a striving to win the favour of others by
  doing right things.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

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   [15]More user recommended #browsings…
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