Newsletter 495


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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]How We Were All Misled
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rv9xle

John Lanchester | NYRB | 17 November 2011

Enjoyable, if chastening, canter through boom and bust, framed around review
  of Michael Lewis's latest book, _Boomerang_. Lanchester's benchmark for
  excess was the Reykjavik waitress who'd fly to Milan for a weekend's
  shopping [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-we-were-all-misled

[7]James Altucher, Wall Street's Keeper Of The Pain
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uPiQDg

Roben Farzad | Businessweek | 17 November 2011

Enjoyable profile of the colourful Altucher, canny media investor turned
  blogger extraordinaire. Made millions, lost millions but remains a "beacon
  of hope" for all in the post-crash world. "There’s life after financial
  near-death" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/james-altucher-wall-streets-keeper-pain

[9]Later Terminator
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/t6b9hO

Mark Changizi | The Crux | 16 November 2011

Cognitive scientist on possibility of artificial brains: "If we can’t
  explain what a hundred times larger brain does for its user, then we should
  moderate our confidence in any attempt we might have for building a brain of
  our own" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/later-terminator

[11]Greece's Default Dilemma
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/sBREQn

Vito Tanzi | National Interest | 14 November 2011

Would Greece be better off defaulting and taking back control of its
  economy? Argentina defaulted in 2001 and didn't seem to suffer much from the
  experience. Well, it's not so easy. Here's how the Greek situation is
  different [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greeces-default-dilemma

[13]Nazi Racial Ideology Was Religious, Creationist And Opposed To Darwinism
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tPsDOz

Coel Hellier | coelsblog | 8 November 2011

Fascinating essay debunks common myths about Nazis. Detailed, careful
  research concludes: "The Nazi ideology was theistic and religious and an
  offshoot of Christianity, merging Christianity with Nazi racial theory"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nazi-racial-ideology-was-religious-creationist-and-opposed-darwinism

[15]$5 Chess Game, Best Of Three, Zuccotti Park
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vd4Qc1

David Hill | McSweeney's | 17 November 2011

Six in the morning, waiting for the police to move in and break up the OWS
  protest. Time for chess with a fellow traveller. But is he trying to hustle
  me? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/5-chess-game-best-three-zuccotti-park

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Daniel Hamermesh on Economics is Fun
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-hamermesh-on-economics-fun

Yes, really! Have you ever been “sexiled”? Or used game theory, without
  realising it, to get someone to do the dishes? The economics professor
  explains how his discipline creeps into all kinds of unlikely areas [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-hamermesh-on-economics-fun

Featured Topic

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
  But what's really going on in Syria? Read on to find out  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav_ Timothy Geithner's Best Asset: Everybody Hates Him - The Atlantic
  [21]t.co/9rdVmd4S via _@AddThis_ [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/9rdVmd4S
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/homage-catalonia-by-george-orwell

[25]Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/homage-catalonia-by-george-orwell

[26]Carne  Ross  says: “Like all of Orwell's work it's incredibly well
  written. It's a great book in its own right of a man going to fight in a
  foreign war” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carne-ross-on-leaderless-revolution
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Senseless Drawing Bot
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/senseless-drawing-bot

Adults: Don't try this in a public place. Children: Don't try this at home
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Andy Borowitz channels Rick Perry
    Links:
      30. http://twitter.com/BorowitzReport/status/137266911309332480

"I would eliminate all the parts of government I can't remember"

[31]More quotes
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      31. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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