Newsletter 487


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

[5]Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vVKtdk

Elizabeth Dwoskin | Businessweek | 10 November 2011

Alabama has 18% unemployment. But there are lots of difficult, dirty jobs
  available. New laws forced migrant workers out; now few Americans are
  prepared to take on their roles. “I have 158 jobs, I need to give them to
  somebody" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-americans-wont-do-dirty-jobs

[7]How To Save Israel
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uCQosY

Gershom Gorenberg | Slate | 9 November 2011

What will Israel be in five years, or 20? A thriving democracy within
  smaller borders, or a pariah state where one ethnic group rules over
  another? The hub of the Jewish world, or a place that Jews abroad prefer not
  to think about? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-save-israel

[9]The Resentment Machine
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/t24Ubx

Freddie deBoer | New Inquiry | 7 November 2011

Provocative essay on capitalism, Internet. We are raised to compete for
  status, material rewards. So, as adults, we invest great meaning in the
  "cultural goods" we acquire. Web amplifies this, defining us by our vacuous
  consumption [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/resentment-machine

[11]How A Financial Pro Lost His House
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/uYa049

Carl Richards | NYT | 9 November 2011

Cautionary tale of excess, naiveté, financial risk. "This is the story of
  how I lost my home, the profound ethical questions that arose along the way,
  and what my wife and I learned from the mistakes that led us to that point"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-financial-pro-lost-his-house

[13]Crowds R Us
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rSJKJE

Ian Leslie | Intelligent Life | 2 November 2011

"Crowds, we are often told, are dumb. They obliterate reason, sentience and
  accountability, turning individuals into helpless copycats." Which is
  misleading. Crowds do indeed change our behaviour. But often for better. Not
  for worse [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/crowds-r-us

[15]How To Take Your 4-Year-Old Daughter To A Football Game
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sEc1WQ

Willie Geist | Grantland | 9 November 2011

"Ever since I moved to New York I've been meaning to go to a Columbia
  University football game. But it's tough to find a wingman for a trip like
  that. This year, I stopped asking my wife. Instead, I invited my 4-year-old
  daughter" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-take-your-4-year-old-daughter-football-game

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Juliet Gardiner on 1930s Britain
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-gardiner-on-930s-britain

The 1930s are hugely underrated as a decade, says the historian. She tells
  us about the social and design revolutions that made the thirties much more
  than just a prelude to war [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-gardiner-on-930s-britain

Featured Topic

[19]Time
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through time?
  Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k:  RT @[22]creditplumber: "The road to serfdom" - Marshall
  Auerback     in     Naked    Capitalism    [23]t.co/i0EbeaAo #[24]gfc2
  #[25]eurocrisis #[26]browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/creditplumber
      23. http://t.co/i0EbeaAo
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/all-president’s-men-by-bob-woodward-and-carl-bernstein

[29]All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/all-president’s-men-by-bob-woodward-and-carl-bernstein

[30]Nick Davies says: “Woodward and Bernstein simply wrote a great, really
  detailed account of the work that went into the case. I still use sections
  from it as case studies.” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nick-davies-on-investigative-journalism
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]So, Farewell, Rick Perry
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/so-farewell-rick-perry

In the circumstances, you have to admire his relative composure [33]More
  videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Michael Arrington, on success
    Links:
      34. http://twitter.com/arrington/status/134160606646378496

"If failure doesn't make you a loser, then success doesn't really make you
    a winner"

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

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