Newsletter 384


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[5]Down To The Wire
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/r6d163

Howard Marks | Oaktree Capital | 22 July 2011

Exceptional, politically impartial, backgrounder on current debt crisis for
  anyone still feeling remotely confused. Clear analysis of how we reached
  present situation, what the true risks are and which outcomes are most
  likely [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/down-wire

[7]Harmony Of Means And Ends
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mQ5V3P

Cosima Shalizi | Three-Toed Sloth | 25 July 2011

Closely-argued piece set in small type, so by no means an easy read. But
  full of brilliant points. Argues that we all have common interests in making
  society work, but these are weaker than the class-interests of the very rich
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/harmony-means-and-ends

[9]A Body Fit For A Freaky-Big Brain
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nY77vd

Carl Zimmer | Discover | 26 July 2011

"If big brains are so useful, then why are they relatively rare?"
  Fascinating tour of the scientific research that addresses this complex
  question and reveals how human biology had to reorganise itself to cope with
  larger brains [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/body-fit-freaky-big-brain

[11]The Luxury Frontier
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ocb4VC

Maureen Orth | WSJ | 23 July 2011

A trip to Mongolia reveals a nation undergoing a surprising metamorphosis.
  Mineral reserves are driving an economic boom. Ulan Bator is now home to
  Armani, Louis Vitton and Burberry. But rapid change brings its challenges
  too [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/luxury-frontier

[13]Rediscovering Machu Picchu
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rdBXd5

Hiram Bingham | National Geographic | 10 March 2011

Hiram Bingham's original report on rediscovery of Machu Picchu on July 24th,
  1911. A great adventure described in the language of the day: "He turned out
  to be an Indian rather better than the average, but overfond of 'firewater'"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rediscovering-machu-picchu

[15]Did Global Imbalances Cause The Financial Crisis?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nd4hC7

Claudio Borio & Piti Disyatat | Vox | 26 July 2011

On this reading, no. Technical analysis concludes "the trigger for the
  crisis, as well as the channel for its propagation, was not a disorderly
  unwinding of global imbalances, but dislocations in the chain of global
  intermediation" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/did-global-imbalances-cause-financial-crisis

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

We  can  all be more aware of our surroundings and our decision-making
  process, says the professor of psychology and behavioural economics. He
  recommends five books to help us maximise our prosperity and well-being
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

Featured Topic

[19]Autism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]henrylf Visualisation of US debt - genius infographic [22]t.co/0r90zXM
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/henrylf
      22. http://www.wtfnoway.com
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/doubly-green-revolution-food-all-21st-century-by-gordon-conway

[26]The Doubly Green Revolution by Gordon Conway
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/doubly-green-revolution-food-all-21st-century-by-gordon-conway

[27]Rajiv Shah says: This is a dense read by a wonderful leader in the field
  of agriculture. It's probably one of the more important stories in human
  history [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rajiv-shah-on-breakthroughs-development
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]50 Renowned Academics Speak About God
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/50-renowned-academics-speak-about-god

Chomsky, Feynman, Pinker, Sagan, Dennett and many others feature in this 35
  minute compilation
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]André Gide, on repetition
    Links:
      31. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/08/do-i-repeat-myself/8572

“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one
    was listening, everything must be said again”

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

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