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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]Exactly What Is Crony Capitalism, Anyway?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/td03rG

Bill Frezza | RealClearMarkets | 12 December 2011

A timely distinction: Crony capitalists vs market capitalists. Crony
  capitalists use "coercive powers of government to gain an advantage they
  could not earn in the market". Market capitalists subscribe to "may the best
  products win" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/exactly-what-crony-capitalism-anyway

[7]Meet The Internet’s Newest Boy Genius
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/snmNa3

Om Malik | Gigaom | 13 December 2011

"In my life I have met many smart people — Jeff Bezos, Andy Bechtolsheim,
  Larry Page, Andy Grove, Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla and Bret Taylor. D’Aloisio
  belongs with them, I am convinced." This is the story of a remarkable 16
  year old [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/meet-internet’s-newest-boy-genius

[9]The Real Legacy Of Nelson Mandela
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/uqW53X

Peter Godwin | WSJ | 10 December 2011

"If anyone was well positioned to launch a political personality cult it was
  Mr Mandela. His refusal to do so is probably his greatest legacy to his
  homeland. It set S Africa on a course different from most other African
  nations" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-legacy-nelson-mandela

[11]Do You Get It Now, Prime Minister?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ullbsM

Richard Dawkins | New Statesman | 14 December 2011

Open letter to David Cameron, on faith schools: "A diverse and largely
  secular country such as Britain should not privilege the religious over the
  non-religious, or impose or underwrite religion in any aspect of public
  life" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/do-you-get-it-now-prime-minister

[13]Top Economists Reveal Their Graphs Of 2011
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/uXkGqE

Various | BBC | 13 December 2011

Fascinating. Series of graphs selected, annotated by 12 leading economists
  to illustrate financial turmoil of 2011. Plenty to interest, especially
  graph six: Why is the private sector paying down debt with interest rates so
  low? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/top-economists-reveal-their-graphs-2011

[15]Consider The Oyster Farm
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/t24NWu

Tamar Haspel | Gilt Taste | 5 December 2011

Charming story of couple who moved to Cape Cod to farm oysters. "How hard
  can it be?" thought Haspel, when her husband suggested it. Oysters are
  impervious to bad weather, can't run away and don't need feeding. Right?
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/consider-oyster-farm

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Daron Acemoglu on Inequality
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daron-acemoglu-on-inequality

The US, the UK and many other countries have become far less equal over the
  past 30 years. The MIT economics professor says it's important we understand
  how and why this happened, and what it means for our societies [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daron-acemoglu-on-inequality

Featured Special Report

[19]Murdoch Empire In Crisis
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/murdoch-empire-crisis

A tabloid phone-hacking scandal has left Rupert Murdoch's British media
  empire tottering. Can the Murdochs contain the fallout from the revelations?
  And what has the scandal revealed about the state of journalism and politics
  today? Read on to find out    [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/murdoch-empire-crisis

Reader Recommendations

[21]polit2k MT @I[22]an_Fraser: More evidence 4 London's status as global
  capital of fraud? [23]t.co/Kuzw1VUy #[24]infiniterehypothecation #[25]gfc2
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/Ian_Fraser
      23. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article32087.html
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#infiniterehypothecation
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. https://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/hound-baskervilles-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle

[29]The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/hound-baskervilles-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle

[30]Michael Dirda says: “The hound from hell really gives the story an air
  of the uncanny that readers love. The idea of the curse of the Baskervilles
  is especially brilliant” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-dirda-on-sherlock-holmes
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/why-we-have-too-few-women-leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a few ideas
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Maud Newton, on delay
    Links:
      34. http://twitter.com/maudnewton/status/146384694437625856

"I don't think of it as procrastination. I think of it as allowing my work
    to accumulate urgency"

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

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