Newsletter 666


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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]How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Joif7T

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 10 May 2012

In 2010 Obama passed Dodd-Frank, 2,300 pages of regulation with which
  to end Wall Street corruption. But world of finance fought back, soon
  brought government to heel. How? Simple: Complain, sue, stall, bully,
  then exploit loopholes [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-wall-street-killed-financial-reform

[7]On Diaspora's Social Network, You Own Your Data
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/KPJ84x

Karen Weise | Businessweek | 10 May 2012

Four college students plan to take on Facebook, with a decentralised
  social network. They hit Kickstarter for funds. It goes crazy. They
  make front page of the New York Times. 600k users join. Then comes the
  suicide [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/diasporas-social-network-you-own-your-data

[9]The Kid Who Wasn't There
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/KHNlgo

Wright Thompson | ESPN | 3 May 2012

"I arrive in Odessa, Texas, flying low over black pump jacks, chasing
  the sort of weird, true crime story that often gets reporters on
  planes: A 16-year-old named Jerry Joseph, a basketball player, has been
  found out as an imposter" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/kid-who-wasnt-there

[11]Talking About My Generation
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/KNPeT7

Ramón González Férriz | Eurozine/Letras Libres | 10 May 2012

Spain is in crisis. One the young are ill-prepared for. Why? "There was
  a narrative that no adult challenged and which we therefore took for
  granted: That every generation has a better life than the previous
  one." Time for a rethink [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/talking-about-my-generation

[13]The Myth Of America’s Christian Heritage
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/KNUVk0

Kerry Walters | Free Inquiry | 10 May 2012

Thought-provoking essay. "The notion that America was founded as a
  Christian nation is widespread. In the currency of ideas, it’s the
  ubiquitous penny. But like an actual penny, it doesn’t have a lot of
  value" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/myth-america’s-christian-heritage

[15]Mitt Romney's Classmates Recall Pranks, But Also Troubling Incidents
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/JjYqOS

Jason Horowitz | Washington Post | 10 May 2012

Teenage Mitt Romney bullied a gay student at his elite prep school,
  pinning his victim down and cutting off his hair. Inevitably, the
  presumed Republican presidential candidate of today has no recollection
  of this [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mitt-romneys-classmates-recall-pranks-also-troubling-incidents

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Simon Johnson on Why Economic History Matters
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

History contains useful warnings and lessons. And, says the former IMF
  chief economist, today's economic policymakers would do well to heed
  them [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

Featured Special Report

[19]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@TorontoStar My afternoon with Ernest #Hemingway's sister:
  [21]t.co/wfK3q07F [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/wfK3q07F
      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/austerlitz-by-wg-sebald

[25]Austerlitz by WG Sebald
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/austerlitz-by-wg-sebald

[26]Edmund de Waal says: “Austerlitz is an incredibly beautiful book.
  Sebald was a really interesting German writer, and I think this is his
  masterpiece. He blows away genre” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edmund-de-waal-on-inspiration-writing-and-art
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]How To Survive A Robot Uprising
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/how-survive-robot-uprising

Don't waste your time worrying about zombies and vampires. Here's the
  real danger [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Charles Rosen, on nostalgia
    Links:
      30. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/may/24/pleasures-charles-rosen/?pagination=false

"Nostalgia and freedom are linked concepts. The idea of freedom is
    usually a vision of a paradise lost"

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

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