Bob Rodriguez: The Man Who Sees Another Crash
Mina Kimes | Fortune | 6 June 2011
Enjoyable profile of money manager who famously predicted last two financial
crashes. Son of a Mexican immigrant, he started out as a door-to-door
encyclopedia salesman. Now heads $16bn fund. And he sees trouble ahead.
In Search Of The True Self
Joshua Knobe | NYT | 5 June 2011
People can have contradictory beliefs and desires: An evangelical Christian
who condemns homosexuality but is secretly gay; a drug addict who is trying
to go straight, but craves a fix. How do we judge which is the "true self"?
The Secret History Of Boeing's Killer Drone
David Axe | Wired | 6 June 2011
Story of the Phantom Ray, Boeing's pilotless attack aircraft which took off
for the first time in April 2011. A tale of "secret technology, a brilliant
military scientist, scheming businessmen and the unseen hand of military
The Press And The Arab Spring
Chris Doyle | Caabu | 6 June 2011
Six reasons why Western reporting of the Arab uprisings has been flawed.
Sometimes even downright poor. "How many of the phalanx of reporters who
covered the last hours of Ben Ali had ever filed a report from Tunis
The Stark Choice For Europe
Michael Hudson | Naked Capitalism | 6 June 2011
Complex (and controversial) analysis of Greek economic woes arguing that
financial oligarchy has come to replace democracy. In short, ECB, IMF and
other financial agencies have ensured bankers get paid at expense of
Naked In Berlin
Siobhan Dowling | Slow Travel Berlin | 7 June 2011
Irish woman adapts to life among Berliners. "Never mind bratwurst and
biergartens, the sign of true integration is being able to get naked with
the Germans." And don't they love it. At the gym, badminton court, parks.
Even shopping Comments
Rajiv Shah on Breakthroughs in Development
The head of USAID says ending poverty is within our grasp, and explains why
development and a flair for business can be a happy combination
Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
questions of right and wrong
Book of the Day
Beyond the Last Village by Alan Rabinowitz
Wendy Law-Yone says: "Alan is a wildlife zoologist and his book takes us
on a harrowing 500-mile trek from Putao, in the Kachin hills of Burma, to a
no-man’s land at the foot of Himalayas"
Video of the Day
Tyler Cowen: The Great Stagnation
TEDx talk. Americans are not as innovative as they think they are, or as
they need to be
Quote of the Day
Joe Posnanski, on tennis
"Federer’s game is scissors. Nadal’s game is stone"