Newsletter 463


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]Changing Times
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pvRrVD

Ken Auletta | New Yorker | 17 October 2011

Sympathetic profile of Jill Abramson, first female executive editor of the
  _New York Times_. Not too long ago her appointment would have been
  unthinkable. Now has to smooth off her rough edges, grapple with paper's
  finances [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/changing-times

[7]'I Was No Longer Afraid To Die'
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n5UyRF

Boris Kachka | New York | 16 October 2011

On Joan Didion's new memoir of grief for her daughter. "One of the things
  that happens when you write an intimate memoir is that you think it will be
  cathartic. But very often it just doesn’t work that way" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-was-no-longer-afraid-die

[9]Debt, Deficits, And Modern Monetary Theory
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qpwfZY

Winston Gee | Harvard International Review | 16 October 2011

Interview with economics professor Bill Mitchell, proponent of "modern
  monetary theory". We need to understand that governments, as monopoly
  issuers of currency, are "not constrained in their spending by a need to
  raise revenue" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-deficits-and-modern-monetary-theory

[11]In Praise Of Wind Turbines
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/o5OufZ

Will Self | BBC | 14 October 2011

Lovely writing, even if you don't want wind turbines on your doorstep. Our
  landscape is already man-made; we've adapted our environment as others do.
  "You might as well describe beavers' dams or termites' mounds as
  'unnatural'" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/praise-wind-turbines

[13]The Last-Place Aversion Paradox
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ooL94J

Ilyana Kuziemko & Michael Norton | Scientific American | 12 October 2011

Support for redistributive economic policies has fallen sharply in America
  during the current recession. What people fear most is being right at the
  bottom. Those near the bottom oppose policies that might lift others above
  them [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-place-aversion-paradox

[15]Sex, Lies & Prison Love
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/q7hiyB

Jeff Sith | Recovering Politician | 3 October 2011

Prison culture explained, by ex-politician who spent a year inside for voter
  fraud. Rule one: Don't eat the Snickers bar that's waiting on your bed when
  you get to your cell. If you do, you're asking to "get your windows tinted"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sex-lies-prison-love

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Tim White on Prehistoric Man
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man

The paleoanthropologist tells us about his work investigating the origins of
  _homo sapiens_ and explains what a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton he found in
  Africa tells us about our common past
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man

Featured Topic

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]obitmag  [22]#browsings  #[23]longreads [24]#somethingtoread Left
  Behind:  Preparing  yourself,  and your bank accounts for The Rapture.
  [25]t.co/1agFcd9E
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. http://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#somethingtoread
      25. http://ht.ly/6Znnd
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/basil-street-blues-by-michael-holroyd

[28]Basil Street Blues by Michael Holroyd
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/basil-street-blues-by-michael-holroyd

[29]Eva  Hoffman  says:  “This gave me glimpses into a certain kind of
  Englishness. It is a memoir of a privileged English family which has gone
  into decline” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Natural Gas Commercial
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/natural-gas-commercial

The title is only there to put you off. It's actually a gorgeous piece of
  visualisation [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Will Davies, on capitalism
    Links:
      33. http://www.newleftreview.org/?page=article&view=2916

"The culture of capitalism must keep individuals sufficiently dissatisfied
    that they continue to seek satisfaction from it, but not so dissatisfied
    that they reject or resist it outright"

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

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