Newsletter 385


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[5]Washington Is Drowning America
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/q0wycD

Clive Crook | FT | 24 July 2011

"One one side you have the unrivalled energy and ambition of the American
  worker. On the other you have the unrivalled complacency, self-righteousness
  and bloody-mindedness of Washington. I am starting to wonder which will
  prevail" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/washington-drowning-america

[7]Kipling’s Game Theory For Greece
    Links:
      7. http://bit.ly/oV4oH7

John Kay | John Kay | 27 July 2011

Imagine an auction in which players bid for a $1 note—but both the winner
  and the underbidder have to pay up. Bids will probably spiral far above $1,
  as good money chases bad. That's where Europe now finds itself with Greece
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/kipling’s-game-theory-greece

[9]Famine In East Africa
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/o8lgmj

Anonymous | In Focus | 27 July 2011

Powerful photo essay revealing the horrors of the drought affecting Somalia,
  Ethiopia, Eritrea and Kenya. UN has declared it a famine. But aid is
  restricted by bandits, terrorist groups and unresponsive Western governments
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/famine-east-africa

[11]Hezbollah: Party Of Fraud
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/n2T3mg

Matthew Levitt | Foreign Affairs | 27 July 2011

Iranian funding helped Hezbollah become the dominant political force in
  Lebanon. But Iran's economy is not what it was. Which has forced Hezbollah
  to turn to international crime on a massive scale. And therein lies its
  weakness [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hezbollah-party-fraud

[13]The Invention Of Our Music
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qqb6HQ

Peter Philips | New Republic | 28 July 2011

Great watershed in history of music was Guido of Arezzo's invention of
  notation, early in 11C. Used to this day. Transformed religious life. Monks
  no longer had to memorise whole vast corpus of sacred music needed for
  church year [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/invention-our-music

[15]Resource Limitations
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qcSrlG

Jeremy Grantham | GMO | 22 July 2011

Investment note (PDF) identifies challenges of providing for a growing
  population. "We will need to protect and nurture our resources –
  particularly our farms – if we do not intend to follow them into sand and
  rocks" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/resource-limitations

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Maria Sveland on Feminism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism

The feminist author chooses liberating literature for women, from Virginia
  Woolf  to  Erica  Jong.  She  says  that  men  still don’t share equal
  responsibility in the home, and that life after divorce is easier [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism

Featured Topic

[19]Climate Change
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles  that  will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Reader Recommendations

@[21]alecash Interesting on pricing model of news, what it can learn from
  Netflix.[22]goo.gl/9VCzR  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/alecash
      22. http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/07/the-newsonomics-of-netflix-and-the-digital-shift
      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/through-our-enemies’-eyes-by-michael-scheuer

[26]Through our Enemies’ Eyes by Michael Scheuer
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/through-our-enemies’-eyes-by-michael-scheuer

[27]Peter Taylor says: I always thought that one day I would wake up and
  hear on the news that they had got Bin Laden, if he hadn’t died of natural
  causes.
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda

[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Apple Store Challenge
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/apple-store-challenge

You can get a pizza delivered there. You can have a romantic date. But they
  draw the line at dimming the lights [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Horace Dediu, on trial and error
    Links:
      31. http://www.asymco.com/2011/07/20/how-did-i-get-the-iphone-number-so-wrong

"If you stick with the theory and ask where it went wrong, you will build
    a better theory"

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

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