Newsletter 222


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[1]How To Tax The Rich
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/if2ZQF

Scott Adams | WSJ | 30 January 2011

Dilbert creator gives US government some tongue-in-cheek advice on taxing
  the rich. Trick is to offer them something in return. Even if it's just a
  big thank you. Or fast-track queueing in government offices. Or a second
  vote

[2]Rupert Murdoch: Portrait Of Satan
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/h1HhCy

Adam Curtis | BBC | 30 January 2011

Film-maker looks at how BBC has depicted Rupert Murdoch since the time of
  his first big British deal, a bid for "News of the World" in 1968.
  Interesting text, but real joy comes with embedded TV clips going back 40
  years

[3]Nobody Gets Married Any More, Mister
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/htYGm4

Gerry Garibaldi | City Journal | 30 January 2011

High-school teacher on problems of pupil pregnancy, encouraged by "vast
  array" of state benefits, absence of shame, support from peers. “My mom and
  my grandma both got pregnant when they were teens, and they’re good
  mothers”

[4]Rubber Robbery: Nazis' Condom Empire
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/dZazA0

Leon Rocha | Berlin Review Of Books | 28 January 2011

On Julius Fromm, who perfected modern condom manufacture in 1914. Built
  global brand. Tried to do business under Hitler, though Jewish. Failed.
  Company bought for peanuts by Göring's godmother, expropriated by GDR in
  1945
  [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Will Hobson on =INKBLOTS=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-hobson-on-inkblots

The author of a modern, inkblot-based character test discusses the history
  and cultural resonances of the inkblot, from Victor Hugo to Andy Warhol
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-hobson-on-inkblots

Topic

[8]Relationships
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Book of the Day

[10]Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors and Media into the Twenty-first
Century
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/warner-marina-phantasmagoria-spirit-visions-metaphors-and-media-twenty-first-century-by-

-by Marina Warner -

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

Browsings

[12]alexlankester Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List.
  Where are all the women? [13]nyti.ms/gcSo8H #[14]browsings
  [15]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      12. http://twitter.com/alexlankester
      13. http://nyti.ms/gcSo8H
      14. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      15. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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