Newsletter 280


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[1]The Bank of Facebook
    Links:
      1. 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"
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bank-facebook

[3]My Great Big Fat Euro Fiasco
    Links:
      3. 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"
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-great-big-fat-euro-fiasco

[5]Pringle As Technology
    Links:
      5. 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
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pringle-technology

[7]Russian Hackers Hit LiveJournal
    Links:
      7. 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
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/russian-hackers-hit-livejournal

[9]That French Bike Race Might Seem Easy Compared to This One
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/h9aso4

Nicolas Brulliard | WSJ | 6 April 2011

Welcome to the Tour de Pakistan, a 1000 mile race with none of its French
  counterpart's glamour. Expect armed escorts, potholes and congratulatory
  handshakes from mustachieod officials, rather than tv cameras, models and
  rose petals [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/french-bike-race-might-seem-easy-compared-one

[11]From Behind Bars, Madoff Spins His Story
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/feXH1k

David Gelles & Gillian Tett | FT | 8 April 2011

Only the second interview with Madoff, since his incarceration. Gripping
  throughout; excellent backgrounder; plenty of spin but with occasional
  moments of honesty; particularly powerful when discussing his shattered
  family [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/behind-bars-madoff-spins-his-story

[13]40 Things I Learned in My First 40 Years
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/hp0WPt

Bryan Caplan | Econlib | 8 April 2011

Economics professor and libertarian blogger turns 40, summarises
  philosophical lessons learned along the way. "Talking about morality if
  there are no moral facts is like talking about unicorns if there aren't any
  unicorns" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/40-things-i-learned-my-first-40-years

[15]Grounds For U.S. Military Intervention
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/hnJK0n

Henry A. Kissinger & James A. Baker | Washington Post | 8 April 2011

Former Secretaries of State argue that "choice between 'idealism' and
  'realism' is a false one". Suggest “pragmatic idealism” as best future
  foreign policy strategy - protect national interests whilst promoting
  democracy and freedom [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grounds-us-military-intervention

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Alison Gopnik on Children and their Minds
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

American author and psychology professor talks about what is really going on
  in our children’s minds

Featured Topic

[18]Popular Science
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary

Reader Recommendations

[19]@nuzav  The  Prosecution  Rests,  but I Can’t – [20]nyti.ms/fRjqUT
  [21]#browsings
    Links:
      19. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      20. http://nyti.ms/fRjqUT
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[22]Galina: A Russian Story by Galina Vishnevskaya
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/galina-russian-story-by-galina-vishnevskaya

[23]Robert Conquest says: “Vishnevskaya had a lot of nasty experiences with
  the Party apparatchik literary and opera machinery.”
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

Video of the Day

[24]Storm: The Animated Movie
    Links:
      24. 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

[25]Bryan Caplan, on policy
    Links:
      25. 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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