Newsletter 335


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[1]Escaping The Clutches Of The Financial Markets
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/kuQqGw

Dirk Kurbjuweit | Spiegel | 3 June 2011

Essay argues that European politicians have become in thrall to banking
  giants. Result: "Democracy, after all, is not doing splendidly, or even
  well. It is gradually becoming a casualty of the financial crisis"
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/escaping-clutches-financial-markets

[3]The Baddest Lawyer In The History Of Jersey
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/iVoD4i

Mark Jacobson | New York | 5 June 2011

Astonishing story of Paul Bergrin, "advocate to killers, whorehouse
  proprietors, bum-check-passing beauty queens, Lil’ Kim, and a thousand
  forgotten street hoodlums". Awaiting trial on charges of having potential
  witnesses killed [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/baddest-lawyer-history-jersey

[5]How I Failed, Failed, And Finally Succeeded At Learning How To Code
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kP8buQ

James Somers | Atlantic | 3 June 2011

Accessible, engaging piece recounts writer's efforts to become a computer
  programmer. With results immediately apparent and regular small payoffs,
  it's a naturally addictive activity. Shame school teaching is off-putting to
  so many [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-i-failed-failed-and-finally-succeeded-learning-how-code

[7]Self-Sacrifice In The Age Of The Gadget
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lAqvQ4

Chris Baraniuk | The Machine Starts | 3 June 2011

On kidney sales and iPads. Chinese teenager's decision represented
  "unfortunate combination of our willingness to make self-destructive
  investments in technology and the social pressures which encourage that
  willingness" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/self-sacrifice-age-gadget

[9]New Approach To The Holocaust
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lhA4hC

Timothy Snyder | NYRB | 5 June 2011

Review of Peter Longerich's "Holocaust", tracing the evolution of Nazi
  _Judenpolitik_. "It supplies the best account we have of the relationship
  between anti-Semitism and mass murder, and conveys a melancholy
  plausibility" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-approach-holocaust

[11]Twenty Facts About US Inequality Everyone Should Know
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lRwyAz

Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | 4 June 2011

Lavishly illustrated blogpost with some unpalatable data about US
  inequality. "CEOs in 1965 made 24 times more than the average production
  worker, whereas in 2009 they made 185 times more." Thanks @polit2k for
  alerting us [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/twenty-facts-about-us-inequality-everyone-should-know

FiveBooks Interview

[13]John King on Latin American Novels
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-king-on-latin-american-novels

From magical realism to political upheaval, five books of essential Latin
  American fiction. And what Jorge Luis Borges was like in person

Featured Topic

[14]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness

Reader Recommendations

@[15]emustich @[16]wired There's a fungus that eats the "angel's share" that
  evaporates from aging liquor. [17]t.co/JPbvghU #[18]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/emustich
      16. http://twitter.com/wired
      17. http://t.co/JPbvghU
      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]The Energy Glut: Climate Change and the Politics of Fatness by Ian Roberts
with Phil Edwards
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/energy-glut-climate-change-and-politics-fatness-by-ian-roberts-phil-edwards

[20]Danny Dorling says: "There’s a lovely graph in this book which shows a
  high correlation between how much petrol or gasoline people use and obesity"
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/danny-dorling-on-modern-britain

Video of the Day

[21]Plains Milky Way
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/plains-milky-way

Incredible time-lapse video of the night sky

Quote of the Day

[22]Anonymous, on Las Vegas
    Links:
      22. http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2011-05/31/gq-sport-mike-tyson/interview

"If you aim to leave Las Vegas with a small fortune, go there with a large
    one"

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