Newsletter 336


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[1]Bob Rodriguez: The Man Who Sees Another Crash
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/iRvPlZ

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.
  Again [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bob-rodriguez-man-who-sees-another-crash

[3]In Search Of The True Self
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jCXsKI

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"?
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/search-true-self

[5]The Secret History Of Boeing's Killer Drone
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mDnu9o

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
  chiefs" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/secret-history-boeings-killer-drone

[7]The Press And The Arab Spring
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mHtQxe

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
  before?" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/press-and-arab-spring

[9]The Stark Choice For Europe
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/l4PduY

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
  taxpayers [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stark-choice-europe

[11]Naked In Berlin
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jG1wBQ

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 [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/naked-berlin

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Rajiv Shah on Breakthroughs in Development
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rajiv-shah-on-breakthroughs-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

Featured Topic

[14]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

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

Reader Recommendations

_@judyrhee_  RT  _@TheAmScho_:  From  our  summer  issue  -  The Forgotten
  Churchill: [15]tinyurl.com/3jy9c9p _#browsings _
    Links:
      15. http://tinyurl.com/3jy9c9p

Book of the Day

[16]Beyond the Last Village by Alan Rabinowitz
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/beyond-last-village-by-alan-rabinowitz

[17]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"
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wendy-law-yone-on-her-own-burma

Video of the Day

[18]Tyler Cowen: The Great Stagnation
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/tyler-cowen-great-stagnation

TEDx talk. Americans are not as innovative as they think they are, or as
  they need to be

Quote of the Day

[19]Joe Posnanski, on tennis
    Links:
      19. http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/06/06/the-unbeatable-rafa

"Federer’s game is scissors. Nadal’s game is stone"

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