Newsletter 401


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

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

[5]Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mWXN2k

Carlo Rotella | NYT | 11 August 2011

Profile of fund manager whose quarterly newsletter (often recommended here)
  has cult following. Says Malthus was right in principle, wrong on timing.
  Mankind heading for catastrophe. But there's money to be made along the way
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-jeremy-grantham-profit-ecological-mayhem

[7]They Never Told Us These Things
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pRqXK1

Julie Salverson | Maisonneuve | 12 August 2011

Much of the uranium for the Manhattan Project came from a mine in north-west
  Canada. The indigenous people who worked there had no idea what use the
  material would be put to, or how their own health would suffer [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/they-never-told-us-these-things

[9]The Tea Party’s Modest Proposal
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ndtA7b

Simon Johnson | Project Syndicate | 12 August 2011

Sober, succinct takedown of Tea Party economic policy. They care about small
  government more than anything else but their actions are destroying private
  wealth, undermining private sector more than they're reining in big
  government [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tea-party’s-modest-proposal

[11]The Killing Fields
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oHzqm4

Eric Hansen | Outside | 8 August 2011

Skyrocketing market value of yarchagumba, a rare fungus prized as an
  aphrodisiac, has led to turf wars—and possibly murder. Intrepid writer
  travels to remote corner of Nepal in search of answers [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/killing-fields

[13]Secret History Of Guns
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qCIlyh

Adam Winkler | Atlantic | 11 August 2011

On the history of gun control in America. Interesting throughout. The NRA
  used to be in favour of regulation, until it changed direction in the 1970s.
  The main advocates of decontrol through the 1960s were the Black Panthers
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/secret-history-guns

[15]Generation F*cked
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oN5l64

Maria Hampton | Adbusters | 11 August 2011

Young Britons are "trailblazers of generational instability and social
  deterioration". Drunk and disorderly in their teens, angry and unemployed in
  their 20s. No wonder. Basic rights—job, home, education, healthcare—all gone
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/generation-fcked

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Antonio Villaraigosa on Progressive America
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antonio-villaraigosa-on-progressive-america

In the last of our series of interviews on American progressivism, the mayor
  of Los Angeles chooses five novels and biographies that provide lessons from
  the past and show what a democratic society should aspire to be [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antonio-villaraigosa-on-progressive-america

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

_@emustich_ With No More Cowboys Taking Vows, Monastery Quits the Cattle
  Business [21]t.co/c51ERS5[22] #browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/c51ERS5
      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/way-world-by-nicolas-bouvier

[25]The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/way-world-by-nicolas-bouvier

[26]Colin Thubron says: “Bouvier never wrote another book comparable to this
  one. I loved it for its humanity, for its footloose feeling” [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]iPhone 5 Rumour Roundup
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/iphone-5-rumour-roundup

Very probably the only mobile phone with its own rumour-rating video fanzine
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Daniel Kahneman, on risk
    Links:
      30. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/why-do-we-hold-fast-to-losing-strategies

“A person who has not made peace with his losses is likely to accept
    gambles that would be unacceptable to him otherwise”

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

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