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

[5]Is The SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qlEx3A

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 17 August 2011

On recent allegations that the SEC has been systematically destroying
  records of investigations. "Federal regulators have weighted down a huge
  sack of Wall Street's dirty laundry and dumped it in a lake, never to be
  seen again" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sec-covering-wall-street-crimes

[7]We Have Been Here Before
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oa1go5

Bagehot | Economist | 16 August 2011

Brief history of moral panic in Britain. One gem: "Morals of children are
  tenfold worse than formerly" amid a "preposterous epidemic of hybrid negro
  songs". No, not gangsta rap-inspired mayhem. Try a parliamentary debate in
  1842 [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-have-been-here

[9]The Patent System Isn’t Broken – We Are
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rlyKuc

Nilay Patel | This Is My Next | 11 August 2011

It's simplistic to say the patent system is broken. That technology has
  shown its flaws and is beyond repair. "The problem isn’t software patents
  — the problem is that software patents don’t actually exist" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/patent-system-isn’t-broken-–-we-are

[11]Horror Stories From Tough-Love Teen Homes
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ny03d9

Kathryn Joyce | Mother Jones | 15 August 2011

Idea of regulating faith-based institutions is taboo in America. This
  powerful piece of writing reveals disturbing abuse in Missouri religious
  teen homes. Makes that taboo impossible to understand [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/horror-stories-tough-love-teen-homes

[13]Machisma: Brazil's Girl Power
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pUV3ka

Cythia Gorney | National Geographic | 16 August 2011

In two generations Brazil's fertility rate has plummeted. Families used to
  be size of football teams. Now, rich or poor, it's two children at most. One
  reason: Unregulated pharmacies. Another: The influence of TV soap-operas
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/machisma-brazils-girl-power

[15]Architectures Of Violence: Famine And Profits
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/mVoMuC

David Nally | Al Jazeera | 16 August 2011

Why do we view the scarcity of food as a crime that has no perpetrator? The
  very language we use to describe famine and starvation reveals our
  unwillingness to assign blame. But there are culprits. Ones we would do well
  to recognise [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/architectures-violence-famine-and-profits

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Mark Tully on India
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-tully-on-india

The veteran journalist, who has lived in India for most of his life, talks
  about the country’s new-found self-confidence and recommends books to better
  understand its history and complexities [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mark-tully-on-india

Featured Topic

[19]Popular Science
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Reader Recommendations

MT  [21]@Nouriel:  [22]@zerohedge:  David Rosenberg's 12 Bullet Points
  Confirming  The  Double  Dip Is Here [23]http://t.co/x2wnqpr [24]#gfc2
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/Nouriel
      22. http://twitter.com/zerohedge
      23. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/david-rosenbergs-12-bullet-points-confirming-double-dip-here
      24. https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essence-chocolate-by-john-scharffenberger-and-robert-steinberg

[28]The Essence of Chocolate by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essence-chocolate-by-john-scharffenberger-and-robert-steinberg

[29]David Lebovitz says: "The book is great because it has recipes, but it
  also  talks  about what chocolate is and how various cultures use it."
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essence-chocolate-by-john-scharffenberger-and-robert-steinberg
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Another 50 Renowned Academics Speaking About God
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/another-50-renowned-academics-speaking-about-god

Featuring Richard Dawkins, Massimo Pigliucci, Lewis Wolpert, Sean Carroll
  and many others
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Neal Gabler, on thinking
    Links:
      33. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-elusive-big-idea.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

"We prefer knowing to thinking, because knowing has more immediate value"

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

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