Newsletter 354


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[5]Who Wants To Keep The War On Drugs Going?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mKolbz

Matt Stoller | Naked Capitalism | 24 June 2011

Shocking assessment of for-profit prisons. "It’s an industry that wants
  people in jail, because jail is their product. And they have shareholder
  expectations to meet." Should we let companies specialise in the denial of
  freedom? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-wants-keep-war-drugs-going

[7]Fifteen Years of the NBA Draft
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/iVB9c0

Chad Ford | Grantland | 21 June 2011

An insightful piece by Chad Ford on the NBA Draft and the perils of too much
  information. It turns out that professional basketball teams are getting
  worse at picking players, despite all their fancy new statistical tools
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fifteen-years-nba-draft

[9]What 'Inside Job' Got Wrong
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mPadHS

Ezra Klein | Washington Post | 22 June 2011

An excellent reminder from Ezra Klein that it's always easy to understand
  the past once it's past. Back when the past was still the future? That's the
  tough part [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-inside-job-got-wrong

[11]Can Matt Damon Bring Clean Water To Africa?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ky7SJP

Ellen McGirt | Fast Company | 20 June 2011

Well, he's giving it a good go. Surprising for such a high profile
  celebrity. No wasting cash or backing out when problems start, just clever
  innovation, hard work and measurable results. Could it be "a big idea done
  right"? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-matt-damon-bring-clean-water-africa

[13]Father Of The Year
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/lIEqih

Tom Junod | Esquire | 31 May 2011

A charming profile of John Lasseter, who looks to keep the Pixar streak
  going with Cars 2 [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/father-year

[15]Interview With Zadie Smith
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/jU7zSd

Louis Leslie | Literateur | 24 June 2011

British novelist discusses her work, life in New York, public libraries and
  contemporary writing. "I think I’m a control freak by nature, but one of the
  things I look for in other people’s writing is the ability to confer
  freedom" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-zadie-smith

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peter Taylor on Al-Qaeda
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda

The award-winning BBC documentary maker tells us what he’s learned in 10
  years investigating Al-Qaeda, and suggests what we should read to understand
  where the group came from, and what it’s still trying to do [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda

Featured Topic

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. 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 [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

_@CrimeTalkEd_  _#browsings_  Nino  Part  3:  Bad company [21]t.co/TIRr09W
  Interviews with a Sicilian clan hitman [22]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/TIRr09W
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/nose-tail-eating-kind-british-cooking-by-fergus-henderson

[24]Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind of British Cooking by Fergus Henderson
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/nose-tail-eating-kind-british-cooking-by-fergus-henderson

[25]Giles Coren says: "When he talks about chopping parsley he says, 'Chop
  it  not  too fine, but just enough to discipline it'. It’s a brilliant
  concept"[26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]Greatest Addiction Ever
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/greatest-addiction-ever

Everything you might want to know about coffee. Just everything [28]More
  videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Anita Brookner, on oblivion
    Links:
      29. http://flyingtrapeze.tumblr.com/post/37525337/for-once-a-thing-is-known-it-can-never-be-unknown-it

"Once a thing is known it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten"

[30]More quotes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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