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

[5]9/11: The Winners
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qIlyGE

Graham Rayman | Village Voice | 31 August 2011

For most of the world, it was a tragedy. For many people and companies, it
  has proved a goldmine. They include Rudy Giuliani, sundry outright
  fraudsters, and practically everyone involved in the $20bn redevelopment of
  Ground Zero [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/911-winners

[7]The City: Beijing
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/o3AAzD

Ai Weiwei | Newsweek | 28 August 2011

"You will see hospitals where they give patients stitches—and when they find
  the patients don’t have any money, they pull the stitches out. It’s a city
  of violence." From a man jailed for dissing China, this is quite a screed
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/city-beijing

[9]The GOP War On Voting
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/osOUXd

Ari Berman | Rolling Stone | 30 August 2011

Report on spread of Republican legislation designed to hinder millions of
  Democrats from voting. Case in point: In Rick Perry's Texas, a
  concealed-weapon permit is now acceptable voter identification but a student
  ID is not [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gop-war-voting

[11]Capitalism – What Comes Next?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/q43iNy

Vikas Shah | Thought Economics | 1 September 2011

Fine interview with Nobel Prize winning Economist, Edmund Phelps. On modern
  capitalism, inequality, innovation, financial sector reform and nature of
  economics. "We have had mechanical-capitalism. Now it's time for human
  capitalism" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/capitalism-–-what-comes-next

[13]Matthew Freud Will See You Now
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qiRVWj

Felix Gillette | Businessweek | 1 September 2011

Profile of Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law, public relations tycoon with long
  track record of countering corporate crises. If he can steer News Corp
  through its current scandals, he could emerge, if not as chief, then as
  consigliere [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/matthew-freud-will-see-you-now

[15]The Mind's Eye
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/r4GbxF

Martin Gayford | MIT Tech Review | 1 September 2011

"We are watching 18 screens showing high-definition images captured by nine
  cameras." The resulting moving collage -- the first of its kind -- is the
  latest innovation from David Hockney, an artist passionate about new
  technologies [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/minds-eye

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Nigel Warburton on Introductions to Philosophy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

How should we live? What is the nature of reality? Should pro golfers be
  allowed to use carts? The philosophy lecturer sets us off down the road of
  philosophical enquiry with an intriguing reading list [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of Tripoli, Colonel Gaddafi's grip on the country
  appears to be fatally weakened. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised hopes of a
  better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@[21]andyguess MT @[22]JustinWolfers: Hiding in plain sight: WikiLeaks comes
  unhinged,  in  six  dramatic  acts.  Compelling read. [23]t.co/AEVoIMm
  [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/#!/andyguess
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/JustinWolfers
      23. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,783778,00.html
      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/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[27]Matters of Life and Death by Tobias Wolff (editor)
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[28]Jim Shepard says: “This was a hugely influential anthology in the early
  80s. It’s a snapshot of the very best storywriters of an entire decade”
  [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Bikelordz
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/bikelordz

BMX stunts and styles from Accra, Ghana
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Anna Reid, on cannibalism
    Links:
      32. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/09/leningrad-the-epic-siege-of-world-war-ii-by-anna-reid.html

"The  Russian  language makes the morally vital distinction between
    _trupoyedstvo_—‘corpse-eating’—and  _lyudoyedstvo_ —‘person-eating’, or
    murder for cannibalism"

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

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