Newsletter 477


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]The Shadow Superpower
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tEpNuL

Robert Neuwirth | Foreign Policy | 28 October 2011

Introduction to the shadow economic world of "System D", or "l'economie de
  la débrouillardise." A black market economy, free of regulation and
  taxation. With 1.8 billion jobs and a $10 trillion global market, is it the
  future? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shadow-superpower

[7]King Of Kings
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/tb7qaw

Jon Lee Anderson | New Yorker | 31 October 2011

Fine essay charts history, political legacy of former Libyan leader. And the
  chaotic series of events that led to his capture and death. "Gaddafi had
  created a know-nothing state, and that, too, he had left behind" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/king-kings

[9]Obituary: Sir Jimmy Savile
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/trQu2i

Anonymous | Telegraph | 30 October 2011

Wrestler, coal-miner, dance-hall manager, charity worker, Broadmoor
  resident, disc-jockey, television personality. Never married. "Women are
  lovely if you sip at them". Spent "best five days of my life" with his
  mother's corpse [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-sir-jimmy-savile

[11]Why Not Foundation Courts?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tG9YSc

Alex Harrowell | Yorkshire Ranter | 30 October 2011

The Ranter at his best. Why not give courts a budget for buying
  imprisonment, probation, community service, electronic tagging, etc, in an
  internal market? Judges would learn true cost of jail, apply it more
  selectively [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-not-foundation-courts

[13]A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/vtWSiU

Mona Simpson | NYT | 30 October 2011

Powerful, emotional, and intimate, tribute to former Apple boss from his
  sister. "What I learned from my brother’s death was that character is
  essential: What he was, was how he died. Death didn’t happen to Steve, he
  achieved it" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sister’s-eulogy-steve-jobs

[15]What Is "Toxic"?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/utm9qX

Anon | Puff The Mutant Dragon | 30 October 2011

We think of foods as being either poisonous or not. But it's a sliding
  scale. Even water can be toxic if you drink enough of it. As for aspartame,
  don't even go there. The mystery is how we drink so much Diet Coke and stay
  alive [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-toxic

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ramsey Campbell on Horror Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories

From the psychological terror of a haunted house to the spectral dread of an
  indescribable colour, the British horror writer recommends five disturbing
  tales to get you in the mood for Halloween [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories

Featured Topic

[19]China
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/china

Reader Recommendations

[21]@simon_frantz : Sex, cruelty, spying & royalty. The weird & scandalous
  world  of  London's  grand hotels during WW2. http://t.co/N8adtQFX
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. https://twitter.com/simon_frantz
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tolerance-by-frank-furedi

[26]On Tolerance by Frank Furedi
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tolerance-by-frank-furedi

[27]Claire Fox says: John Stuart Mill argues clearly for tolerance, and he
  is very popular in this modern era. People quote him in school essays and
  formal debates. [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Final Muppets Trailer
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/final-muppets-trailer

Promo campaign explodes in pre-Thanksgiving meta-parody [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]James Kennedy, on abridgement
    Links:
      31. http://www.omnivoracious.com/2011/01/omni-daily-news-3.html

Any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous
    when compressed into 90 seconds

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

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