Newsletter 279


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[1]The Larry Gagosian Effect
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/gvJyEk

Kelly Crow | WSJ | 1 April 2011

Art dealer is one-man bubble. Can push up an artist's prices 100-fold.
  Buyers want whatever he's selling, whatever the price. He's got brand,
  glamour, track record. "It feels a little like Glengarry Glen Ross", says
  one staffer [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/larry-gagosian-effect

[3]Enchanted Bylanes
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fl5CvB

Avantika Bhuyan | Open | 9 April 2011

Wander through Vidyanand market in Delhi, where Chinese toys are wholesaled
  to Indian buyers. Chinese factories can turn a good idea into a shippable
  toy within three weeks. In India, it takes three weeks just to clear customs
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/enchanted-bylanes

[5]The Bank of Facebook
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gWx2sS

Venessa Miemis | Emergent By Design | 4 April 2011

Facebook accelerates evolution of virtual currencies. "A new economy is
  emerging in which virtual currencies are a very real part of the way people
  trade, sell information, collaborate on ideas, value products and services"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bank-facebook

[7]My Great Big Fat Euro Fiasco
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/fi3fMf

Paul Mason | BBC | 7 April 2011

Eurozone crisis explained in a thousand words. North-South split, with South
  leaving Euro, is "becoming very palatable: not just to the leftish plebeian
  masses in the stricken countries but also to the electorate of north Europe"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-great-big-fat-euro-fiasco

[9]Pringle As Technology
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/gu5TJr

Alexis Madrigal | Atlantic | 6 April 2011

"By creating a stackable potato chip that could be sealed in a container and
  shipped, Procter & Gamble was able to get to sell the chips nationally,
  benefiting from economies of scale". A bit like Ikea's flat-pack furniture
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pringle-technology

[11]Russian Hackers Hit LiveJournal
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/eqafko

Simon Shuster | TIME | 7 April 2011

A massive cyber attack has been mounted against Russia's most popular blog
  host. Easy to blame the Kremlin, but Medvedev's blog was hit too. Either
  way, Russian officials probably welcome a break from aggressive e-critics
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/russian-hackers-hit-livejournal

FiveBooks Interview

[13]John F Deane on Poetry
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-f-deane-on-poetry

The Irish poet and writer finds inspiration in the work of friends and
  fellow poets who combine relishing the wonders of the physical universe with
  a mystic, religious side – all best discussed over a few pints

Featured Topic

[14]Cooking
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

If  cooking is your thing, or you want it to be, this is for you. From
  interviews with top chefs to articles that range from the perfect appliance,
  to food for athletes, to what's in your cappuccino, it's all here. Enjoy

Reader Recommendations

[15]@polit2k   Junk  food  tax  is  outrageous!  by  Daniel  Culpan  –
  [16]goo.gl/56H2Z | No, it’s an excellent idea long overdue [17]@lovefood
  [18]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://goo.gl/56H2Z
      17. http://twitter.com/lovefood
      18. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics by Yasheng Huang
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/capitalism-chinese-characteristics-by-yasheng-huang

[20]Evan Osnos says: “Yasheng Huang argues that China’s great strength has
  been its own entrepreneurial culture.”
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/evan-osnos-on-china

Video of the Day

[21]Storm: The Animated Movie
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/storm-animated-movie

Animation of Tim Minchin's 9-minute beat poem, "Storm", by D.C. Turner and
  Tracy King. With the author's voice

Quote of the Day

[22]Bryan Caplan, on policy
    Links:
      22. http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/04/top_40_things_i.html

"Before you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't far better.
    After you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't far worse"

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