Newsletter 249


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[1]Recent Scenes From Antarctica
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/eF8gf0

Alan Taylor | In Focus: The Atlantic | 4 March 2011

Breathtakingly beautiful photo-essay recording varied Antarctic environment.
  As the tourists and scientists retreat for the season and head north, sit
  back and enjoy the most remarkable sights from the region of the past year

[2]Prison Rape And The Government
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/gK1mIF

David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow | NYRB | 4 March 2011

Disturbing report on US prison service. Incidents of sexual abuse may be as
  high as 25 per hour. "Overall, most victims were abused not by other inmates
  but by corrections staff: agents of our government, paid with our taxes"

[3]Interview With Belarusan President Alexander Lukashenko
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/g95MUH

Lally Weymouth | Washington Post | 4 March 2011

Remarkably candid opinions from controversially elected president whom
  Condoleezza Rice labelled the "last dictator in Europe". Covers wide subject
  range: Middle East revolts, Obama, Belarus domestic policy and economic
  outlook

[4]The Cloud: Battle Of The Tech Titans
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hgw1Fx

Ashlee Vance | Businessweek | 3 March 2011

There's more than one war on the web. This isn't a battle for the consumer
  market; it's a whole new frontier: cloud computing. Amazon, Google and
  Microsoft are the three daring to cross swords with traditional
  infrastructure makers

[5]The Capitalist's Paradox
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/hwKQnS

Umair Haque | HBR | 3 March 2011

Is prosperity being restricted by sluggish dinosaur institutions? "It's a
  world where yesterday's tired industrial age assumptions and practices have
  been thoroughly challenged, and found wanting — and yet they live on, like
  weeds"

[6]This Is Just The Start
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/e40gLl

Sarah Carr | Inanities Blog | 2 March 2011

Wonderful, ruthless parody of Thomas Friedman. "I am not the only person in
  the world who formulates dubious theories based on scant or no evidence
  which I then harangue people with. Other people do it. They are called taxi
  drivers"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Richard B Freeman on =LABOUR UNIONS=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-b-freeman-on-labour-unions

Harvard professor discusses the history and theory of unions – and explains
  why Wisconsin governor Scott Walker should heed the example of Australia’s
  ex-PM, John Howard [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-b-freeman-on-labour-unions

Topic

[9]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      9. 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
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[11]American University Peace Speech
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/american-university-peace-speech-by-john-f-kennedy

-by John F Kennedy -

_Jeffrey D Sachs says:_ “This is my favourite speech from President Kennedy.
  It  is  a  very,  very  important speech in our history because of its
  demonstration of statecraft in the finest and most important way.”
  [12]More recommendations…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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