Newsletter 676


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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

[6]How Markets Crowd Out Morals
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KI6Cxl

Michael Sandel | Boston Review | 21 May 2012

Sandel considers where economic markets belong. "Suppose, on your
  wedding day, your best man delivers a heartwarming toast, a speech so
  moving it brings tears to your eyes. You later learn that he bought it
  online. Would you care?" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-markets-crowd-out-morals

[8]Jamming Tripoli
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/L7m5Cm

Matthieu Aikins | Wired | 18 May 2012

Fascinating report. "Today, with Gadhafi dead and a provisional
  government of former rebels in charge, we can begin to uncover the
  secret, high tech spying machine that helped the dictator and his
  regime cling to power" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jamming-tripoli

[10]Why China Won’t Rule
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/KI5NEG

Robert Skidelsky | Project Syndicate | 21 May 2012

"The sensible question is not whether China will replace the US, but
  whether it will start to acquire some of the attributes of a world
  power, particularly a sense of responsibility for global order." And
  this has no clear answer [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-china-won’t-rule

[12]Heist Of The Century: Wall Street's Role In The Financial Crisis
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/JrT4qG

Charles Ferguson | Guardian | 20 May 2012

The Obama government has rationalised its failure to prosecute anyone
  (literally, anyone at all) for bubble-related crimes by saying that
  while much of Wall St's behaviour was unwise or unethical, it wasn't
  illegal. What rubbish [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/heist-century-wall-streets-role-financial-crisis

[14]New Word Order
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MztM9w

Sam Taylor | FT | 19 May 2012

Notes on translation. "Every language has its tics. The French are so
  fond of long, rambling sentences that when you use a French keyboard,
  you have to press the shift key to get a full stop — yet the semi-colon
  is right there" ($) [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-word-order

[16]Caballo Blanco's Last Run – The Micah True Story
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/JrQzo2

Barry Bearak | NYT | 20 May 2012

On the life and death of Micah True, ultrarunner known as Caballo
  Blanco, or White Horse. Free spirit who lived in remote canyons of
  northern Mexico. Ran in sandals. Vanished while running in wilderness
  he knew so well [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/caballo-blancos-last-run-–-micah-true-story

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström on Swedish Crime Writing
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anders-roslund-and-börge-hellström-on-swedish-crime-writing

The celebrated Swedish crime-writing duo take turns to recommend
  gripping and grisly Scandinavian thrillers, as well as to tell us about
  visiting prison – and being in it [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anders-roslund-and-börge-hellström-on-swedish-crime-writing

Featured Special Report

[20]The New Islamists
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

The Arab Spring has created opportunities for the region's Islamist
  movements. How will they behave once in, or near, power? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/new-islamists

Reader Recommendations

@[22]obitmag Death and Carlos Fuentes: The Mexican novelist explored
  the political through endings [23]t.co/hYfBzEma#[24]somethingtoread
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      23. http://ht.ly/b4eh8
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#somethingtoread
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/affluent-society-by-john-kenneth-galbraith

[28]The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/affluent-society-by-john-kenneth-galbraith

[29]John Quiggin says: “He makes the point that at the same time as we
  have this incredible array of consumer goods, the goods which we rely
  on the public to provide are decaying” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-quiggin-on-utopia
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Seeing Through Bionic Eyes
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/seeing-through-bionic-eyes

How the entirely blind will be able to see
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Graham Greene, on inspiration
    Links:
      33. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5180/the-art-of-fiction-no-3-graham-greene#.T7ZfBY3UfFU.twitter

"Major characters emerge; minor ones may be photographed"

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

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