Newsletter 645


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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]Another Night To Remember
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/JdTtHN

Bryan Burrough | Vanity Fair | 19 April 2012

Reconstruction of the night the Costa Concordia became the largest
  passenger ship ever wrecked. It's a "story of heroism and disgrace, and
  also, in the mistakes of its captain and certain officers, a tale of
  monumental human folly" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/another-night-remember

[7]Post-Prozac Nation
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/IDrOzV

Siddhartha Mukherjee | NYT | 19 April 2012

Was "serotonin hypothesis" of depression discarded too soon? Latest
  research suggests serotonin is indeed central to functioning of mood,
  but "its mechanism of action is vastly more subtle and more magnificent
  than we ever imagined" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/post-prozac-nation

[9]The World's Most Important Story
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/J0mSIP

Jonathan Watts | China Dialogue | 17 April 2012

It's China. And in particular China's environment. Because that's the
  basis of China's economy. The carbon-fuelled industrial model that
  Britain pioneered 200 years ago is reaching its apex here. And perhaps
  its end [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/worlds-most-important-story

[11]Sweden’s Secret Recipe
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/HX8YnD

Fraser Nelson | Spectator | 14 April 2012

Profile of Anders Borg, Europe's best finance minister—and the only one
  with a pony-tail and ear-ring. Successfully stimulated Swedish economy
  by cutting taxes, while other countries borrowed their way deeper into
  debt. [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sweden’s-secret-recipe

[13]Inside The Racist Mind
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/Jj8iwt

Touré | Time | 19 April 2012

"A white woman sidled up to me, leaned in close so no one near us could
  hear, and said, 'I’m racist.' Many people would be repelled. I was
  entranced. Here was someone who could tell me first hand how the racist
  mind worked" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inside-racist-mind

[15]Taxes And Cheating
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HRS2SV

Dan Ariely | Dan Ariely | 10 April 2012

Ariely's experiments show that people are more likely to cheat after
  witnessing others get away with dishonest behaviour. But is it possible
  to create circumstances in which they can witness cheating and yet
  remain virtuous? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/taxes-and-cheating

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Michael Lind on American Economic History
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-lind-on-american-economic-history

The American economy has been driven by waves of technological change
  and the successful adoption of ideas from elsewhere. The author of Land
  of Promise tells us how it happened, and what history teaches us about
  the way ahead [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-lind-on-american-economic-history

Featured Special Report

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@maisonneuvemag We expose bid-rigging, violence and sabotage at the
  heart of Montreal snow removal: [21]t.co/DEeor6g8 #longreads #browsings
  #muckreads [22]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/DEeor6g8
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/information-master-by-dr-jacob-soll

[24]The Information Master by Dr Jacob Soll
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/information-master-by-dr-jacob-soll

[25]Ann Blair says: “Soll’s work is part of a new kind of history that
  focuses on how archives were consciously formed as a source of
  argumentation for state action” [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/night-they-drove-old-dixie-down

Remembering Levon Helm, 1940-2012
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Henry Ford, on market research
    Links:
      29. http://twitter.com/orsoraggiante/status/192830616260194305

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a
    faster horse"

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

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