Newsletter 485


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

[5]End Bonuses For Bankers
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tQxrAT

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | NYT | 7 November 2011

Pay should be strictly regulated at systemically important financial
  institutions—big banks, also some insurance companies and hedge funds. No
  bonuses, ever. They're an incentive to take risks, which lead to bailouts
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-bonuses-bankers

[7]The No-Growth Trap
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/vjdbJo

Benjamin Friedman | National Interest | 25 October 2011

The world is caught in an increasingly acrimonious political deadlock,
  driven by stagnating incomes and living standards. Economic growth is the
  only panacea. But to achieve it, the political paralysis must be broken.
  How? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/no-growth-trap

[9]How Our Training Fails Us When It Counts
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/v3z6cF

Kevin Bell | Army Magazine | 1 November 2011

Ethical training for soldiers needs to recognise that there isn't a huge
  distance between being a good officer and torturing; that rules aren't
  enough when faced with anger and trauma at having one's comrades killed
  (PDF) [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-our-training-fails-us-when-it-counts

[11]All Roads Lead To (Ancient) Rome
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sYzn4R

Gilles Bransbourg | Newsweek | 6 November 2011

2,000 years ago Europe had a single currency. One that lasted for several
  centuries without so much as a central bank. Key difference between Rome's
  ancient economy and that of today's eurozone is principle of "subsidiarity"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/all-roads-lead-ancient-rome

[13]Facebook Vs Google: The Battle For The Future Of The Web
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sIrTuF

Miguel Helft & Jessi Hempel | Fortune | 3 November 2011

"In the long history of tech rivalries, rarely has there been a battle as
  competitive as the raging war between the web's wonder twins." Enjoyable
  overview of struggle to become superpower of the social web [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/facebook-vs-google-battle-future-web

[15]Why Do People Eat Too Much?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sIkVRl

Jonah Lehrer | Frontal Cortex | 7 November 2011

On the psychology of gluttony. "The question is why people opt for bigger
  serving sizes. If we know we’re going to have a tough time not eating all
  those French fries, why do we insist on ordering them? What drives us to
  supersize?" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-do-people-eat-too-much

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jerry McNerney on Clean Energy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-mcnerney-on-clean-energy

We’re in a “dual energy crisis”, says the author of Clean Energy Nation, and
  not doing enough about it. He tells us what we must do if we’re to overcome
  our dependence on oil and limit the damaging effects of climate change
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-mcnerney-on-clean-energy

Featured Topic

[19]Extreme Food
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

From foraging in the wild to foul restaurant dining, here is our toothsome
  selection of writing on the world of extreme food [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k MT @[22]guardian @[23]GeorgeMonbiot The 1% are the very best
  destroyers of wealth the world has ever
  seen [24]t.co/j12n2HiI #[25]ows #[26]gfc2 [27]#browsings [28]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/guardian
      23. http://twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot
      24. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/07/one-per-cent-wealth-destroyers?CMP=twt_gu
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#ows
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/white-hotel-by-dm-thomas

[30]The White Hotel by DM Thomas
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/white-hotel-by-dm-thomas

[31]Heather Brooke says: “It is a novel, and one of my favourite books. It
  shows a way to use writing to hold the powerful to account” [32]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Kings of the Ring
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/kings-ring

Powerful documentary. Set aside 90 minutes
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Artie Shaw, on music
    Links:
      35. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/03/ex-husband-of-love-goddesses/3748

"I did all you can do with a clarinet. Any more would have been less"

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

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