Newsletter 432


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

[5]Tell Me Where It Hurts
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nF5dpE

Heather Kovich | Guernica | 15 September 2011

One of those pieces you really should read. Doctor talks about her work as
  an examiner of applicants for Social Security disability payments.
  Interesting throughout, both on the demands of the job, and on broader
  policy issues [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tell-me-where-it-hurts

[7]Does The Euro Have A Future?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pEbGjn

George Soros | NYRB | 14 September 2011

If so, a tenuous and tempestuous one. "It is imperative to prepare for the
  default and defection of Greece, Portugal and perhaps Ireland. The European
  banking system would have to be recapitalized and put under European
  supervision" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/does-euro-have-future

[9]The GOP's Genius Plan To Beat Obama
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rnYqfG

Nick Baumann | Mother Jones | 14 September 2011

Interesting diversion into electoral monkey-business. Could proposed new
  rules in US swing-state of Pennsylvania mean a candidate could win the state
  but lose the state's electoral vote? Confused? Here's how it goes
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gops-genius-plan-beat-obama

[11]The Cognitive Science Of Rationality
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mXJy6s

Luke Muehlhauser | LessWrong | 12 September 2011

At last, a decent overview of rationality research. Tough read but
  rewarding. How human reasoning works and why it produces false beliefs,
  biases and mistaken judgements. From "corrupted mindware" to "cognitive
  miserliness" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cognitive-science-rationality

[13]Call This What It Is: A Modern Day Depression
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oB41Gr

David Rosenberg | Zero Hedge | 14 September 2011

"You know you're in a depression when interest rates go to zero and there is
  no revival in credit-sensitive spending, when the banks are sitting on
  nearly $2 trillion of cash and yet there is no lending to the private
  sector" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/call-what-it-modern-day-depression

[15]Quest For The Golden Nintendo Game
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rdBjsn

Chris Kohler | Wired | 12 September 2011

Lovely feature on hunt for Holy Grail of gaming memorabilia, the gold-hued
  Nintendo 1990 World Championships cartridge. "Every serious collector knows
  about it. Many dream of finding one, but few have ever seen one in person"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/quest-golden-nintendo-game

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Juan Méndez on Torture
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juan-méndez-on-torture

Can torture ever be justified? No, says the UN special rapporteur, who tells
  us  how torturers try to excuse themselves and what remedies should be
  available to surviving victims [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juan-méndez-on-torture

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]obitmag #[22]RIP #[23]browsings Richard Hamilton, Pop Art Progenitor,
  Dies   at   89:   British  Artist  Was  the  Bridge  from  DuChamp  to
  Warhol [24]ht.ly/6uhVr [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#RIP
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://ht.ly/6uhVr
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/portable-dorothy-parker-by-dorothy-parker

[27]The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/portable-dorothy-parker-by-dorothy-parker

[28]Fran Lebowitz says: “People should still read Parker because she is
  really funny. When you read the book reviews she wrote 60 years ago, you
  still laugh out loud” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fran-lebowitz-on-new-york-writers
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Ghosts With Shit Jobs
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/ghosts-shit-jobs

Everyday life in the America of 2040—after the default of 2015, a long
  decline, and a Chinese ascendancy [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Rick Moody, on rock band reunions
    Links:
      32. http://therumpus.net/2011/09/swinging-modern-sounds-31-reunion-fever

"Knowing when to stop a second time is as important as knowing when to
    stop the first time"

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

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