Newsletter 348


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[1]AOL Content Slave Speaks Out
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/l0qBp7

Oliver Miller | Faster Times | 16 June 2011

Easy target, but still a fun piece. "My turn-around time for a column
  started at 35 minutes, then was gradually reduced to half an hour, then 25
  minutes. Twenty-five minutes to research and write about a TV show I had
  never seen" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/aol-content-slave-speaks-out

[3]The Pain Principle
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/m9Po6p

Richard Poplak | Walrus | 15 June 2011

On pro cycling, through the eyes of a rising star. "No other sport demands
  the same time, pain, and work ethic. You cannot race a Grand Tour without
  being in supreme physical shape, so fit that you are actually eating
  yourself" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pain-principle

[5]How Hitler Could Have Won
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/iWboPz

Timothy Snyder | NYT | 17 June 2011

Wehrmacht was Europe's finest fighting machine, but lost WW2 thanks to bad
  political leadership. Snyder praises Andrew Roberts's "brilliantly clear"
  counterfactual of how Hitler might have won, mainly by not trying to rush
  things [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-hitler-could-have-won

[7]The Shot That Nearly Killed Me
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lUi2LO

Adam Ferguson et al | Guardian | 18 June 2011

War photographers describe lives spent in the chaos of combat. "There are
  very few pictures where you get a feel for how awful it is, how desperate
  and urgent. I thought, if I'm going to die right now, I might as well be
  working" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shot-nearly-killed-me

[9]How to Deal With Crappy People
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lfewaq

James Altucher | Altucher Confidential | 15 June 2011

Altucher's advice for those suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. Forget using
  Myers Briggs Type Indicator to work out appropriate behaviour. There are
  only four types of people in this world. Here's how to deal with them
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-deal-crappy-people

[11]Icebergs
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/kgbZUX

Camille Seaman | Outside Online | 16 June 2011

Camille Seaman went to Alaska and headed out to walk across the ice towards
  Russia. The experience generated a passion for Arctic landscapes and she
  became a specialist iceberg photographer. Here are 10 of her finest images
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/icebergs

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Paul Krugman on Inspiration for a Liberal Economist
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-krugman-on-inspiration-liberal-economist

Continuing our weekly series on American progressivism, we talk to the Nobel
  prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman, on why he counts himself a liberal

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

_@polit2k_ FT.com / Comment / Op-Ed Columnists - Alan Beattie | Economists,
  it’s time for the lawyers - [15]goo.gl/Edb8t _#browsings @EconOfContempt_
    Links:
      15. http://goo.gl/Edb8t

Book of the Day

[16]Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-by-john-le-carré

[17]Andy Beckett says: "I  find the darkness in le Carré interesting because
  it’s melancholic. The book evokes a sadness about Britain and people in the
  establishment. There’s a sense of the world closing in"
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-beckett-on-1970s

Video of the Day

[18]Curriculum Vitae
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/curriculum-vitae

Hard to say which is the more amazing: the animation, or the fact that the
  client for this commercial is Skoda

Quote of the Day

[19]Will Davies, on neo-liberalism
    Links:
      19. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2010/11/17/happiness-indicators-and-cooperatives

Neo-liberalism is a system for converting private sector financial crises
    into public sector ones

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