Newsletter 688


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[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]Austerity And Debt Realism
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MkVY10

Kenneth Rogoff | Project Syndicate | 1 June 2012

What should governments be doing with regard to deficits, debt?
  Simplistic Keynesians say ignore deficits, it's a recession. But
  debt-ceiling absolutists want budgets balanced now. Both positions are
  "dangerously facile". Here's why [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/austerity-and-debt-realism

[8]Dangers Ahead For Egypt
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/JRaBsl

Nathan Brown | National Interest | 31 May 2012

Egyptian voters must now choose between two presidential candidates,
  both of whom are fairly widely detested. It'll be an unpleasant,
  negative campaign. "And more deeply, a very nasty kind of sectarianism
  has already emerged" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/dangers-ahead-egypt

[10]Squeezing Out The Doctor
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LU2u8H

Anonymous | Economist | 2 June 2012

Past century has been a great time for doctors. Treat patients case by
  case, and somebody pays. That's over. We can't afford it. Set
  procedures are just as effective, certainly for chronic conditions, as
  individual therapy [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/squeezing-out-doctor

[12]Real Cool
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/JRc2ab

Martin Filler | NYRB | 1 June 2012

Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol assessed and compared. Superficially
  alike perhaps, so much so that Warhol faced early rejection. But
  although the source material was similar, they did very different
  things with it [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/real-cool

[14]Close Encounters Of The Cancer Kind
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MkT6l1

Jeff Mason | Talking Philosophy | 2 June 2012

Plato famously stated that “Philosophy is a preparation for death.” But
  is it? Academic philosopher, recently diagnosed with inoperable lung
  cancer, questions whether 40 years of study can help him cope with
  death [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/close-encounters-cancer-kind

[16]Forget The Hype: How Close Are We To A ‘Forgetting Pill’?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LZs0gf

Jon Simons | Brain, n. | 30 May 2012

Simons suspects not as close as recent reports have made out. So he
  invites Dr Amy Milton, of Cambridge University, to comment. Her expert
  analysis suggests the answer depends on what exactly we are trying to
  forget [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/forget-hype-how-close-are-we-‘forgetting-pill’

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Robert Lacey on the Queen
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

The royal biographer Robert Lacey considers Queen Elizabeth II in her
  diamond jubilee year, her legacy, her family history, and her
  ambivalent relationship with Princess Diana [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

Featured Special Report

[20]American Prisons
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/american-prisons

An epidemic of incarceration. A prison system that provides neither
  retributive justice nor rehabilitation. Is this America's moral
  catastrophe? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/american-prisons

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k George Soros on the political bubble of the European
  Union [23]t.co/8jO83jWY via @[24]theanalyst_hk
  #[25]eurocrisis #[26]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/8jO83jWY
      24. http://twitter.com/theanalyst_hk
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-young-contrarian-by-christopher-hitchens

[29]Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-young-contrarian-by-christopher-hitchens

[30]Guy Raz says: “This is a wonderful book about the transformative
  power of argument and it deserves to be a classic” [31]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/guy-raz-on-essential-reading-reporters
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Rep Mike Bolst Is Furious
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/rep-mike-bolst-furious

Proceedings of the State House of Representatives in Springfield,
  Illinois. Tuesday, May 29th 2012 [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Bryan Caplan, on policy
    Links:
      34. http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/04/top_40_things_i.html

"Before you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't far
    better. After you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't
    far worse"

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

| [36]Homepage | [37]Mobile Apps | [38]RSS Feeds | [39]Twitter |
  [40]Facebook | [41]Privacy Policy | [42]Contact Us |
  Having trouble reading this email? [43]View it in your browser.
  You are receiving this email because you signed up for the Best of the
  Moment newsletter on [44]thebrowser.com. [45]Click here to unsubscribe
    Links:
      36. http://thebrowser.com
      37. http://thebrowser.com/app
      38. http://thebrowser.com/feeds
      39. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      40. http://www.facebook.com/Thebrowser
      41. http://thebrowser.com/privacy-policy
      42. http://thebrowser.com/contact
      43. *|ARCHIVE|*
      44. http://thebrowser.com/newsletters
      45. *|UNSUB|*

Join 75,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Visitors from India: if you've had trouble renewing or signing up, please email support@thebrowser.com and we'll give you a free subscription
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search