Newsletter 397


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mZhNiT

Don Peck | Atlantic | 9 August 2011

Thoughtful essay on US wealth divide. "If the economic and cultural trends
  under way continue unabated, class mobility will likely decrease in the
  future, and class divides may eventually grow beyond our ability to bridge
  them" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-middle-class-be-saved

[7]What's Happening To Men?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qkfXFX

Kay Hymowitz | Cato Unbound | 8 August 2011

They're falling behind, at least in America. By 2008 men were in the
  minority at Harvard. They go abroad less, earn fewer graduate degrees. "This
  is a first in human history, and its implications for both sexes are far
  from simple" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whats-happening-men

[9]It’s The Economy, Dummkopf!
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ogmh8k

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 10 August 2011

Far-reaching investigation into Germany's attitude to money and role as euro
  saviour. "In this financial world of deceit, Germans are natives on a
  protected island who have not been inoculated against the virus carried by
  visitors" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it’s-economy-dummkopf

[11]They Still Don’t Get It
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qmjaqM

Charles Wyplosz | Vox EU | 8 August 2011

Euro crisis is one of confidence not liquidity. So, ECB must guarantee
  eurozone public debts; member states in turn must make effective changes to
  national fiscal institutions. "Spectre of the 1930s is getting dangerously
  relevant" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/they-still-don’t-get-it

[13]Miracle Of Oil From Sand
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nJGhL5

Ronald Bailey | Reason | 9 August 2011

Despatch from oil sands mine in Alberta. "I marvelled at the cascades of
  black bitumen froth bubbling over the sides of a separation cell like a
  giant witch’s cauldron." It's tough on Mother Nature. It's also technology
  at its best [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/miracle-oil-sand

[15]Is That All There Is?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ncmPJS

James Wood | New Yorker | 8 August 2011

Or, to put it another way: Why are we here? For the religious, that question
  is supposed to be answered already. For the secular, it's supposed to be
  irrelevant. But the older we get, the more it frightens us. Can literature
  help? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/all-there

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ruth Reichl on American Food
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-reichl-on-american-food

The Puritans got modern American cuisine off to a bad start. But the food
  writer and critic says subsequent immigrants have helped create a culture
  where food is appreciated [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-reichl-on-american-food

Featured Topic

[19]Journalism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism   [20]
  Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk From      Egyptian      deities      to      Lolcats,
  @[22]TomChatfield explains the Cult of Cats: [23]t.co/Skyanzh [24]#browsings
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://twitter.com/TomChatfield
      23. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2011/07/the-cult-of-cats
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/psychology-psychic-by-david-marks

[27]The Psychology of the Psychic by David Marks
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/psychology-psychic-by-david-marks

[28]Richard Wiseman says: “David focuses on laboratory based research into
  ESP and really dismantles some of those experiments. It’s a very wonderful
  book” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-wiseman-on-debunking-paranormal
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Michael Wolff: 'This phone-hacking storm will sink Rupert Murdoch'
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/michael-wolff-phone-hacking-storm-will-sink-rupert-murdoch

"He is moved by money, by his family and by newspapers. He doesn't care
  about anything else"
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Naughton, on rioting
    Links:
      32. http://twitter.com/jjn1/status/101058755189420032

"Prosperity doesn't trickle down, but greed does"

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

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