Newsletter 387


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[5]A Speech I Will Probably Not Be Giving
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pei9My

Steve Wheeler | Stealweaver | 27 July 2011

Superb meditation on climate change, cognitive dissonance. We know there are
  terrible problems facing the world, but we pretend they aren't there and we
  don't expect anybody to do anything about them. We've lost control of
  reality [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/speech-i-will-probably-not-be-giving

[7]Future Of The Black Box Flight Recorder Explored
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oxF8Qs

Jerry Adler | Wired UK | 26 July 2011

"If real-time stock quotes can be transmitted to anyone with a smartphone,
  why does the vital work of investigating an aeroplane crash still depend on
  reading physical memory chips that must be rescued from the wreckage?"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/future-black-box-flight-recorder-explored

[9]The Madoff Of The Midwest
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oH70Y0

Annie Lowrey | Businessweek | 28 July 2011

Wild parties, Playboy bunnies, Amish investors, a $1.8 million car and a man
  who stands accused of a more complex Ponzi scheme than Madoff. This is the
  remarkable story of leveraged buyout expert Tim Durham's epic mid-life
  crisis [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/madoff-midwest

[11]Money Cometh To Me Now!
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/p3lIly

Michael Brendan Dougherty | NYT | 29 July 2011

Lovely bit of colour reporting from a Baptist church in Virginia, where
  minister Leroy Thompson preaches that the Lord can solve your financial
  problems. Certainly seems to have worked for Thompson. He gets around by
  private jet [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/money-cometh-me-now

[13]Unraveling Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Cartel
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oJQYcT

Richard Marosi | LAT | 24 July 2011

There's probably a limit to the amount you want to read about Mexican
  organised drug crime. But I haven't nearly hit mine yet. And here's a
  fantastic piece which is just the first of a four-part series. "The Wire"
  meets "Scarface" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unraveling-mexicos-sinaloa-drug-cartel

[15]Why This Crisis Isn't Going Anywhere
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/po0QIl

Umair Haque | Eudaimonics | 30 July 2011

"The clanking, wheezing institutions of the industrial age are beset by a
  titanic flaw. They overcount real benefits, and undercount real costs."
  Classic Haque blog post on why current stagnation won't be ending any time
  soon [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-crisis-isnt-going-anywhere

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Matthew Yglesias on Influences on a Progressive Blogger
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-yglesias-on-influences-progressive-blogger

The  prominent  left  wing blogger tells us what books have shaped his
  worldview – and why America needs to wake up to the forces hampering change,
  and better understand the root causes of its political deadlock [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-yglesias-on-influences-progressive-blogger

Featured Topic

[19]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav_ Gene Weingarten: The hundred-yard haberdash - The Washington Post
  [21]t.co/Jzq50H1 via _@washingtonpost_ [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/Jzq50H1
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/time-gifts-by-patrick-leigh-fermor

[25]A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/time-gifts-by-patrick-leigh-fermor

[26]Colin Thubron says: Like many people, I love the idea of this young
  19-year-old gypsy going off on foot on his own, with just a pound a week,
  footloose and fancy free, full of delight at the world and fascination at
  where he’s going [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]In Time
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/time

Interesting premise. In the future, time is the hard currency. You buy
  things with years of your life [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]James Gleick, on information
    Links:
      30. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/aug/18/how-google-dominates-us

"When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive"

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

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