Newsletter 341


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[1]The Epidemic Of Mental Illness
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/kk42tK

Marcia Angell | NYRB | 9 June 2011

10% of Americans over the age of six take antidepressants. What's going on
  here? The drug companies have captured the system. Through lobbying and
  marketing, they decide what constitutes a mental illness, and how to treat
  it [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/epidemic-mental-illness

[3]Public Diplomacy Fail
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/iWstpa

Paul Karl Lukacs | Nomad Lawyer | 10 June 2011

US citizen is unimpressed with his country's embassy in China. "One point of
  diplomacy should also be to make the locals like you, and that could start
  by designing an embassy that doesn’t look like a blast shelter from Mordor"
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/public-diplomacy-fail

[5]Fixing America's Economy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lfYdUI

Peter Coy | Businessweek | 8 June 2011

Near-zero interest rates and giant fiscal stimulus haven't delivered growth.
  Is it time for US to look further afield for new policies? Well, it can't
  hurt to investigate. Here are nine ideas from other countries worth
  considering [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fixing-americas-economy

[7]Pakistan's General Problem
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lFDoUb

Mohammed Hanif | Open | 10 June 2011

Pakistani military outsourced soldiering to freelance militants. Shopped for
  insurgents in markets, set up "factories" for them in the mountains. Now
  reaping what it has sown. Pakistan is an "international jihadi tourist
  resort" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pakistans-general-problem

[9]Being Ernest
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kJNsPp

John Walsh | Independent | 11 June 2011

Good read on Hemingway, drawing on "psychological autopsy" by American
  psychiatrist. Suffered bipolar mood disorder, depression, chronic
  alcoholism, repetitive traumatic brain injuries, psychosis. And a very
  troubled childhood [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/being-ernest

[11]The Man With The Ocado Van
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mxFhdw

Lucy Kellaway | FT | 10 June 2011

Awe-inspiring slow-motion train-wreck of an interview. Jason Gissing,
  co-founder of Ocado, is just a little bit weird. Lucy Kellaway proceeds with
  her usual amused contempt. And the result is: Well, you decide. Prepare to
  squirm [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-ocado-van

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Keith Ellison on Progressivism
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-ellison-on-progressivism

Today we start a weekly series of interviews on American Progressivism. Our
  first interviewee is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,
  who tells us what progressives stand for and how they differ from liberals

Featured Topic

[14]Sex
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/sex

Call girls, bondage, pornography, naked yoga, adultery and the science of
  sperm; it's all here but maybe NSFW

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Can it be that Rupert Murdoch really is above the law now? |
  Henry  Porter  |  Comment  is  free  | The Observer - [15]goo.gl/OV43N
  [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://goo.gl/OV43N
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? by Fred Schwed
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/where-are-customers’-yachts-by-fred-schwed

[18]Jason Zweig says: "Even now, some 70 years later, this is still the
  funniest book ever written about Wall Street"
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance

Video of the Day

[19]The Trip: Official Trailer
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/videos/trip-official-trailer

A British "Sideways". By Michael Winterbottom. Starring Steve Coogan as
  Steve Coogan. Pretty good, already

Quote of the Day

[20]Robin Williams, on philandering
    Links:
      20. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/10/suspension-of-disbelief-anthony-weiner

"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood
    supply to run both at the same time"

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