Newsletter 599


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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]I'm Being Followed
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/z50QNZ

Alexis Madrigal | Atlantic | 29 February 2012

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people
  click ads." 105 companies (at least) are tracking your browsing habits
  for money. It's why most web sites can seem free. You should probably
  know about it [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/im-being-followed

[7]Life Of The Party
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xGInyK

Ryan Lizza | New Yorker | 2 March 2012

"As conservatives and Tea Party folks, we are not just wings of the
  Republican Party," said Rick Santorum. "We are the Republican Party."
  And he may be right. So, with Romney still failing to close the deal,
  what happens now? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/life-party

[9]Our Great Moral Decline
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/w9Zt4o

RM | Economist | 2 March 2012

Really? Let's have a look at crime rate, abortion, charitable giving,
  affiliation with religion and out-of-wedlock births. And, while we're
  at it, let's think about what "moral" really means. Sober, sensible,
  interesting analysis [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-great-moral-decline

[11]The Incentive Bubble
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/yERQFW

Mihir Desai | Harvard Business Review | 18 February 2012

"Nothing is more important for a market economy than the structure of
  incentives for managers and investors. Unfortunately, the idea of
  market-based compensation is both remarkably alluring and deeply
  flawed." Here's why [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/incentive-bubble

[13]How To Survive The End Of The Universe
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xcu2qZ

Andrew Grant | Discover | 28 February 2012

Entertaining read. There's plenty of speculation about how the universe
  started, but what about how it ends? And what that might mean for us?
  Let's fast forward a billion years and see what astronomers think the
  future holds [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-survive-end-universe

[15]Tony Judt: A Final Victory
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/z5vQrZ

Jennifer Homans | NYRB | 1 March 2012

"For Tony, ideas were a kind of emotion, something he felt and cared
  about in the way that most people do about feelings like sadness or
  love." One of the finest thinkers of recent times remembered by his
  wife in a touching essay [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tony-judt-final-victory

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Martin Bell on Reportage and War
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war

The former BBC war reporter picks out essential reading on the Bosnia
  and Vietnam wars and explains why a book of poetry speaks more to him
  about the reality of conflict than any other writing [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/martin-bell-on-reportage-and-war

Featured Special Report

[19]Hackers
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Cars, nuclear plants, computers, phones, webcams -- they all succumb to
  hackers in the end [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]TheAtlantic: In case you missed it: the inside
  story of how Wall Street beat Washington (again)
  [23]t.co/1iAmlXjB #[24]gfc2 #[25]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TheAtlantic
      23. http://t.co/1iAmlXjB
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/horace-and-morris-mostly-delores-by-james-howe-and-amy-walrod

[28]Horace and Morris but Mostly Delores by James Howe and Amy Walrod
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/horace-and-morris-mostly-delores-by-james-howe-and-amy-walrod

[29]Peggy Orenstein says: “It presents gender dynamics with more
  realism than a typical agenda book. It’s about how kids can find common
  interests that aren’t defined by gender”[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peggy-orenstein-on-gender-trap
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Albatros Bookmarks
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/albatros-bookmarks

Latest from the Department of Better Mousetraps. And yes, that is how
  it's spelt [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Frederic Raphael, on Herodotus
    Links:
      33. http://twitter.com/HistoryTODAY/status/28976108529

He was the first man to prove that history had a market, if you told
    the right stories

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

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