Newsletter 602


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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]Economics In The Crisis
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/zuSlK3

Paul Krugman | NYT | 5 March 2012

"Times of economic disturbance and disorder, of crisis and chaos, are
  times when economic analysis is especially likely to be wrong. Yet such
  times are also when economics is most useful." Full transcript of
  recent Krugman speech [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/economics-crisis

[7]Why The Future Of Neuroscience Will Be Emotionless
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/whHlYY

Sam McNerney | Why We Reason | 5 March 2012

The great debate over how we make decisions just took a new turn.
  Neuroscientists have argued over relative influence of reason and
  emotions. But a new paper raises a critical issue: Can we even agree
  what emotions are? It seems not [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-future-neuroscience-will-be-emotionless

[9]1984 Vs Brave New World
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Aa4Soj

Aldous Huxley | Letters Of Note | 6 March 2012

Remarkable letter from Huxley to Orwell, written in 1949. "I feel that
  the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the
  nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined
  in Brave New World" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/1984-vs-brave-new-world

[11]The Lethal Gene That Emerged In Ancient Palestine And Spread Around The
Globe
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/wlDpfg

Jeff Wheelwright | Discover | 5 March 2012

"Shonnie Medina was a happy girl who felt she would die young." This is
  the story of how 185delAG became the most studied, and worried about,
  piece of DNA in history. It is a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, and it
  causes breast cancer [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lethal-gene-emerged-ancient-palestine-and-spread-around-globe

[13]We Can Live With A Nuclear Iran
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wtn3Of

Paul Pillar | Washington Monthly | 6 March 2012

"One must ultimately ask whether the conjectured consequences of an
  Iranian bomb would be worse than war with Iran. The conjectures are
  just that. They are worst-case speculations, not adequate
  justifications for going to war" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/we-can-live-nuclear-iran

[15]French And American Health Care
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/x5RrYc

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | Atlantic | 6 March 2012

The ingredients are much the same: Private medical institutions,
  job-linked private insurance, Medicaid-type provisions for the poor.
  Yet the French system works beautifully, and keeps costs down. What's
  the French secret? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/french-and-american-health-care

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Adam Gopnik on Favourite Essay Collections
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections

What makes a great essayist? What had it, who didn’t? And whose work
  left the biggest mark on the New Yorker? A longtime writer for the
  magazine picks out five masters of the craft [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections

Featured Special Report

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from
  the comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@prospect_uk To grasp the new spirit of China, you need to read its new
  generation of fiction writers[21]http://t.co/G93lLskv [22]#browsings
  [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2012/02/the-key-to-china-literary-magazines-new-chinese-fiction-pathlight-chutzpah
      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/speak-memory-by-vladimir-nabokov

[25]Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/speak-memory-by-vladimir-nabokov

[26]Anne Applebaum says: "One of the most beautiful memoirs ever
  written. It is permeated with a sense of loss and exile" [27]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]America's Dangerous Game
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/americas-dangerous-game

Is the US creating more enemies than it destroys in Yemen?
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]EF Schumacher, on progress
    Links:
      30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk9sKUiB2_M

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
    violent. It takes genius to move in the opposite direction"

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

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