Newsletter 347


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[1]The Real Scandal At Goldman Sachs: The Stock Price
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/kVFpnI

Daniel Gross | Yahoo! Finance | 16 June 2011

Stockholders might well ask Where Are the Shareholders' Yachts? Returns
  provided to them under Lloyd Blankfein in past five years aren't enough to
  buy a ride on the Staten Island ferry. Indeed Goldman has underperformed the
  S&P 500 [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-scandal-goldman-sachs-stock-price

[3]Fukushima: It's Much Worse Than You Think
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/kRTPqs

Dahr Jamail | Al-Jazeera | 16 June 2011

Doom-laden take on Fukushima. Nuclear expert calls it worst industrial
  catastrophe in history. "With Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and now with
  Fukushima, you can pinpoint the exact day and time they started. But they
  never end" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fukushima-its-much-worse-you-think

[5]Basel, Tomato, And Mozzarella
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lsrmzi

Simon Johnson | Baseline Scenario | 15 June 2011

Banks use four main arguments against extra capital requirements. This
  explains counter-arguments in simple terms because "when you mention Basel,
  your average member of Congress thinks 'that pairs well with tomato and
  mozzarella'" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/basel-tomato-and-mozzarella

[7]Palin’s Emails: Remarkably Lucid
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/iOZV3o

John McWhorter | New Republic | 16 June 2011

She's mocked for her speaking gaffes, but her emails show a writing style
  that puts most graduates to shame. It's not just that she knows her
  spelling, syntax, grammar. When you read her words, you hear a distinctive
  human voice [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/palin’s-emails-remarkably-lucid

[9]The Financial Road To Serfdom
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/iNEIQV

Michael Hudson | Naked Capitalism | 13 June 2011

The asset stripping that bankers demand of Greece seems like an attempt to
  prevent the “I won’t pay” movement spreading to Spain and beyond. Bankers
  are trying to stop governments writing down debts. At issue is sovereignty
  itself [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/financial-road-serfdom

[11]Scenes From Underground
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/iYuXpP

Various | Atlantic | 15 June 2011

Thirty-six mesmerising photographs of caves, tunnels and underground
  shelters. From the Kuha Karuhas pavilion inside the Phraya Nakhon cave of
  Thailand, to the Beijing metro and salt mines of Romania [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/scenes-underground

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Giles Coren on Food Writing
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing

_The London Times_ award-winning food columnist takes an irreverent look at
  the world of food writing, from restaurant critics to celebrity chefs

Featured Topic

[14]Espionage
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out

Reader Recommendations

_@Frances_Coppola_  RT  _@polit2k_: RT _@TimHarford_: How to fix the flaw in
  economics:[15] t.co/wOAzjCk by _@freakynomics_ [16]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://t.co/wOAzjCk
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[17]Hem and Football by Nalinaksha Bhattacharya
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hem-and-football-by-nalinaksha-bhattacharya

BOOKQUOTE

Video of the Day

[18]Dalai Lama Joke
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dalai-lama-joke

Did you hear the one about the Dalai Lama who walks into a pizza shop?
  Here's the Dalai Lama hearing it

Quote of the Day

[19]Dan Ariely, on cheating
    Links:
      19. http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/journal/features/features/better-the-devil-you-know

People start by cheating a little bit, because they’re trying to balance
    feeling good about themselves with benefiting from cheating. But after
    they’ve reached a certain point, they begin thinking of themselves as
    cheaters. Once this happens, they start cheating a lot

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