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

[5]The Moral Decay Of Our Society Is As Bad At The Top As The Bottom
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nMGJYf

Peter Oborne | Telegraph | 11 August 2011

"The so-called feral youth seem oblivious to decency and morality. But so
  are the venal rich and powerful – too many of our bankers, footballers,
  wealthy businessmen and politicians." Culture of greed, impunity stretches a
  long way [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/moral-decay-our-society-bad-top-bottom

[7]Debt: The Forgiveness Fix
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qgXffM

Peter Coy | Businessweek | 10 August 2011

"Getting the global economy moving again means accepting that some debts
  will never be repaid — the sooner, the better." Writedowns don't have to set
  a dangerous precedent. It's simply time to admit we borrowed too much
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-forgiveness-fix

[9]Would You Like a Smile With That?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oMYVwe

Stephanie Clifford | NYT | 6 August 2011

How Pret a Manger keeps employees cheerful and motivated. "I grabbed a
  coffee at a Pret shop across from my hotel and watched a thin, shaggy-haired
  employee pick up garbage and sweep the floor. He was skipping as he worked"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/would-you-smile

[11]An Excuse For Slashing Entitlements
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mVsci5

Matt Stoller | Politico | 9 August 2011

S&P isn't fit to rate the US. It's paid to lie. So no politician should use
  its downgrade to justify painful cuts. Particularly in a deflationary
  economy. Or civil unrest might spread, as with the strikes of 1930s. Or
  Britain today [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/excuse-slashing-entitlements

[13]Moral Hypocrisy, And How To Avoid It
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oC8CGg

Dan Jones | Philosopher In The Mirror | 2 August 2011

Investigation into human propensity for moral double standards. "The bottom
  line is that the abstractness or concreteness of moral dilemmas affects how
  we process them, and whether or not we indulge in moral hypocrisy"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/moral-hypocrisy-and-how-avoid-it

[15]A New Species Bonanza In The Philippines
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ri1awg

Andy Isaacson | Smithsonian | 9 August 2011

Trawling the ocean floor in The Philippines has revealed 300 species new to
  science. But all are in grave danger. Rate of extinction in this area is
  1,000 times the natural rate. Protected areas abound but few are properly
  managed [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-species-bonanza-philippines

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Marquand on the End of the West
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-marquand-on-end-west

The former British MP says the myths we have perpetuated about the West are
  dangerous  and  need to be revised. He tells us what we should read to
  understand the changing world order [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-marquand-on-end-west

Featured Topic

[19]UK Riots
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/uk-riots

This  is  our selection of the best writing on the riots to date. Keep
  checking this page for updates over the coming days [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/uk-riots

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_ The Great Splintering - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review -
  StumbleUpon - [21]bit.ly/q8BMOt _@umairh #gfc2_[22] #browsings [23]More like
  this
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      21. http://bit.ly/q8BMOt
      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/after-such-knowledge-what-forgiveness-by-jonathan-randal

[25]After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? by Jonathan Randal
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/after-such-knowledge-what-forgiveness-by-jonathan-randal

[26]Patrick Cockburn says: _“It is an excellent book about the Kurds. The
  permanent dissidence of the Kurds is right at the heart of Iraqi politics”
  _[27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/patrick-cockburn-on-iraq-war
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Wasting Water Is Weird
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/wasting-water-weird

A public service announcement from somewhere deep in the uncanny valley,
  with Rick the Drip [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Will Wilkinson, on marriage
    Links:
      30. http://www.forbes.com/sites/willwilkinson/2011/04/19/educated-women-and-marrying-down

"Our grandparents’ marriages were largely about shared production, but
    contemporary marriage is largely about shared consumption"

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

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