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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]Minds Like Machines
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/uY1OEj

Anonymous | Economist | 18 November 2011

"When the usual run of rulers proves cowardly, indecisive or discredited,
  turning to the wisdom and expertise of a technocrat, as both Italy and
  Greece have done in recent days, is particularly tempting." But is it
  sensible? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/minds-machines

[7]Andy Warhol: One-Man Market
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/u6NHkl

Bryan Appleyard | Intelligent Life | 18 November 2011

The new Picasso. His work accounts for 17% of contemporary auction sales.
  You can buy five Titians for one good Warhol. Is it because he's a great
  artist, or just because he's fun? "Nobody need ever be puzzled by a Warhol"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/warhol-one-man-market

[9]2050 Or Bust
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/vxRONr

Frederick Deknatel | LA Review of Books | 16 November 2011

Critique of "Cairo 2050", Mubarak regime's series of outlandish master plans
  and megaprojects for Egypt's capital. Won't be built now. But "by no means
  has the State been divested of all of its self-serving land grabbers and
  elites" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/2050-or-bust

[11]Occupy The Net!
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/vsRcWn

Evgeny Morozov | Slate | 17 November 2011

Facebook's "stance on pseudonyms is more than a stupid policy. It's part and
  parcel of Facebook's noxious vision for the future of the Internet, where
  privacy — rather than hard-earned cash — becomes the currency of the day"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/occupy-net

[13]'The Paradox of Choice'
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rCoOXM

Lars Mensel | European | 14 November 2011

Intriguing conversation with psychologist Barry Schwartz on decisions,
  economics. "When choice was limited, people’s aspirations and expectations
  were limited. So you could live a decent life and feel good about it." Not
  any more [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paradox-choice

[15]The End Of Cheap Coffee
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rPvt0J

Zak Stone | Good | 16 November 2011

First "peak oil", now "peak coffee". Demand is rising, supply falling. Maybe
  we'll end up drinking less. More than likely we'll be paying more.
  Particularly now high-end coffee is here, with the terminology – and prices
  – of wine [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-cheap-coffee

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Helen Scales on Ocean Life
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life

We plunder the ocean for food, dump our waste in it, respect its wildlife
  less than land-based creatures. Why? Is it a case of "out of sight, out of
  mind"? A marine biologist tells us what's down there and what we're doing to
  it [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life

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? It's all here  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

[21]@nuzav A Decade of Missed Chances Bedevils U.S. Prospects: Ezra Klein -
  Bloomberg  [22]t.co/aVozbMCU via @[23]BloombergView  #[24]Browsings [25]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/aVozbMCU
      23. http://twitter.com/BloombergView
      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/infinite-variety-music-by-leonard-bernstein

[27]The Infinite Variety of Music by Leonard Bernstein
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/infinite-variety-music-by-leonard-bernstein

[28]Alex Ross says: "Bernstein was a genius – not only at making music but
  at embodying it, and playing this role of the media spokesman."[29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alex-ross-on-writing-about-music
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Grandfather Paradox
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/grandfather-paradox

From a series of animated thought experiments, by the Open University.
  Collect them all! [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Kay, on obfuscation
    Links:
      32. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71832f72-2e45-11e0-8733-00144feabdc0.html

"When someone tells you something is too complex for you to understand,
    the usual reason is that they do not really understand it themselves"

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

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