Newsletter 434


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

[5]A Rogue Trader At UBS Or A Rogue Bank?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/orbdvQ

John Gapper | FT | 15 September 2011

The FT’s John Gapper asks searching questions about the alleged rogue
  trading of Kweku Adoboli – does it tell us more about the culture and risk
  management systems at UBS than it tells us about any individual? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rogue-trader-ubs-or-rogue-bank

[7]Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade'
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/rsiZcG

Sabrina Tavernise | NYT | 13 September 2011

Despite an obtuse first paragraph, this story hits home just how far the US
  has departed from a rising tide lifting all boats. Median income in the US
  has barely moved since early 1970s. More a lost four decades than a lost
  decade [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/soaring-poverty-casts-spotlight-‘lost-decade’

[9]I Do Not Fear Death
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/okls7Y

Roger Ebert | Salon | 15 September 2011

"We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our
  problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know
  this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-do-not-fear-death

[11]So Complicated, Even The Taxman Can't Cope
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/reneLD

Hamish McRae | Independent | 14 September 2011

The British tax system is a bad joke, and Hamish McRae of the Independent
  neatly summarises some of the key idiocies as laid out in the
  once-in-a-generation Mirrlees Review [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/so-complicated-even-taxman-cant-cope

[13]Why Jihadists And Nazis Don't Use Slang
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/mRCyE1

Jonathon Green | Dabbler | 15 September 2011

In praise of slang – too sceptical, humorous, unruly for those who demand
  obedience. "The true believer cannot loosen his grasp on language any more
  than he can on those who speak it. The aim of his speech is language as
  handcuffs" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-jihadists-and-nazis-dont-use-slang

[15]World's Funniest Analogies
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/q52Ysl

Bill Gross | +1 | 15 September 2011

Found by English teachers in student papers. Maybe. But good whatever the
  provenance. "He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck,
  either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a
  land mine" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/worlds-funniest-analogies

FiveBooks Interview

[17]James Randi on Scepticism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-randi-on-scepticism

The former magician sharpens his knives against proponents of flim-flam,
  pseudoscience and the so-called paranormal. And tells us where the creator
  of Sherlock Holmes went very badly wrong
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-randi-on-scepticism

Featured Topic

[19]Climate Change
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles  that  will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Reader Recommendations

[21]polit2k The costs of break-up: After the fall | The Economist
  [22]t.co/4l4C4hMn@[23]theeconomist #[24]gfc2
  #[25]argentina #[26]browsings
  h/t @[27]AlbertoNardelli
  [28]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/4l4C4hMn
      23. http://twitter.com/theeconomist
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#argentina
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://twitter.com/AlbertoNardelli
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-pleasure-works-by-paul-bloom

[30]How Pleasure Works by Paul Bloom
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-pleasure-works-by-paul-bloom

[31]Susan Gelman says: “He says that we like what we like, not because of
  what it presents to our senses…but through our beliefs about what the item
  is” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/susan-gelman-on-essentialism
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Drive Recklessly
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/drive-recklessly

I feel sure this must offend you at some level, if only when you think about
  it later Give it a try [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Tom Streithorst, on banking
    Links:
      35. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2011/09/ubs-rogue-trader-kweku-adoboli-vickers-report

"The most important thing to remember about banks: they don’t lend their
    money, they lend your money"

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

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