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

[5]David Graeber, The Anti-Leader Of Occupy Wall Street
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vIdIou

Drake Bennett | Businessweek | 26 October 2011

"David Graeber likes to say that he had three goals for the year: Promote
  his book, learn to drive, and launch a worldwide revolution. The first is
  going well, the second has proven challenging, and the third is looking up"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/david-graeber-anti-leader-occupy-wall-street

[7]The Man Who Isn't There
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/sGxuQO

Jon Wertheim | Sports Illustrated | 25 October 2011

He should be out leading an NFL team. But JaMarcus Russell, top draft pick
  of 2007, is at home in Mobile, out of a job and resting on what's left of
  his $39m. Call it bad luck, bad advice and bad decisions. Here's how he sees
  it [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-who-isnt-there

[9]The Turnaround Men
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ubioRL

Mariah Blake | New Republic | 26 October 2011

Story of Tom Petters, charismatic Minnesota businessman, his ex-con turned
  devout Christian sidekick and a $36bn Ponzi scheme. A swirling narrative of
  money, lies and religion. With walk-on roles for Bachmann and Pawlenty
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/turnaround-men

[11]The Demand Doctor
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/uiP7Ef

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 10 October 2011

"Has the global economy’s stuttering progress since 2008 demonstrated the
  limitations of Keynesian policies – or the dangers of abandoning them
  prematurely?" Cassidy weighs the arguments. (Article just ungated)
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/demand-doctor

[13]Somalia Diary
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rLRolt

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad | London Review Of Books | 26 October 2011

Powerful account of lives ripped apart in time of war and drought. Still no
  functioning Somali state, or effective international action to improve
  living conditions, public health. By no means a cheering read, but a fine
  despatch [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/somalia-diary

[15]The High-Stakes Math Behind The West's Greatest River
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/u5NSeO

Jon Bruner | Forbes | 20 October 2011

Rare look at complexity of managing flow of a river. In this case the
  Columbia. With its 27 large dams. No surprise, it takes great precision to
  generate hydroelectricity, prevent floods and irrigate farmland
  simultaneously [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/high-stakes-math-behind-wests-greatest-river

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Norman Davies on Europe’s Vanished States
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-davies-on-europe’s-vanished-states

The rise of China means the study of its history is suddenly in vogue. But,
  says the historian, there’s as much to learn, if not more, from looking at
  states that have disappeared [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-davies-on-europe’s-vanished-states

Featured Topic

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

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  Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs [23]t.co/eRxAgKDZ #[24]Browsings [25]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://twitter.com/TheIndyNews
      23. http://t.co/eRxAgKDZ
      24. http://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/hot-seat-by-frank-rich

[27]Hot Seat by Frank Rich
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hot-seat-by-frank-rich

[28]Charles Isherwood says: “The Rich era was a fabled one at The New York
  Times.  He earned the sobriquet “the Butcher of Broadway”[29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Divided Brain
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/divided-brain

Another RSA animated lecture, this time by Iain McGilchrist. A triumph of
  left brain over right [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Sam Kean, on elements:
    Links:
      32. http://www.slate.com/id/2258112/entry/2257782

Nine out of every 10 atoms in the universe are hydrogen; the other 10
    percent are helium. The rest of the universe is a rounding error

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

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