Newsletter 243


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]The Liquidation of Society versus the Global Labor Revival
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/fuDrJP

Matt Stoller | new deal 2.0 | 24 February 2011

Interesting on recent labour protests: "to the extent that global labor
  arbitrage relies on sweatshops and environmental degradation in poor
  countries for cheap goods, successful strikes in poor countries undercuts
  the whole system"

[2]Teodorin's World
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/g1j8iD

Ken Silverstein | Foreign Policy | 22 February 2011

Remarkable profile of son of Equatorial Guinea dictator. Lives above Malibu
  in a giant mansion surrounded by Hollywood celebs; fantastically corrupt
  with no respect for local laws; expect Playboy bunnies, Bugattis and bags of
  cash

[3]Pro Sports Vs. The Web Pirates
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/g4Qyl8

Brad Stone | Businessweek | 24 February 2011

"Sports leagues once viewed the Internet's disruption of other entertainment
  industries from a relatively safe perch." Not any more. Recent tech advances
  have allowed pirates to hijack broadcast signals easily. Can they be
  stopped?

[4]East German Children's Home Prisoners Ignored
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/epHUhD

Maximilian Popp & Steffen Winter | Spiegel | 25 February 2011

Powerful but distressing account of horrendous conditions endured by
  children placed into care. "Unlike their fellow sufferers in the West, they
  are still waiting for a full reappraisal of the past"

[5]What Makes A Great Speech?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/efXhZK

Mary Beard | Guardian | 26 February 2011

Wonderful report on historical approaches to oratory. Demosthenes, possibly
  greatest speaker of all, advised stammerers to "go down to the seashore,
  fill your mouth with pebbles, and force your words to overcome the
  impediment"

[6]Berkshire Hathaway Inc
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/eNSkGP

Warren Buffett et al | Berkshire Hathaway | 26 February 2011

Warren Buffett gives his verdict on the economy and the investment outlook.
  27 pages in total; some optimism.“Human potential is far from exhausted” and
  "now, as in 1776, 1861, 1932 & 1941, America’s best days lie ahead"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Stephen Baker on =WATSON=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-baker-on-watson

Former  _BusinessWeek_  writer  recommends  five  books  that deepen our
  understanding of the science and psychology behind _Jeopardy!_’s computer
  champion, Watson [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-baker-on-watson

Topic

[9]Journalism
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Book of the Day

[11]The Night Inspector
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/night-inspector-by-frederick-busch

-by Frederick Busch -

_Ben  Greenman  says:_  "This  book  goes  right back into the middle of
  19th-century New York City ... it's about a guy who was a sharpshooter in
  the war who then returns to the city."

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

Browsings

From [13]@reality_hurts: The absurd obsession with Israel is laid bare - A
  rare voice of sanity at The Guardian - [14]bit.ly/hqmqDP _#browsings_
    Links:
      13. http://twitter.com/reality_hurts
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[15]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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