Newsletter 697


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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 To Get Into And Out Of An Economic Crisis...
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MnaNxi

Andri Snær Magnason | Eurozine/Magyar Lettre | 6 June 2012

How Iceland committed economic suicide. "Economists speak of the
  invisible hand of the market, correcting the market when an imbalance
  arises. In Iceland, the imbalance had become such that an invisible
  guillotine was formed" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-get-and-out-economic-crisis

[8]A Vintage Crime
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LVeeat

Michael Steinberger | Vanity Fair | 12 June 2012

Full story of Rudy Kurniawan, accused of selling millions of dollars of
  counterfeit wines. "It is potentially the largest case of wine fraud in
  history and may have left the market for rare and old wines
  irredeemably corrupted" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/vintage-crime

[10]Benched
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MnamTJ

Jill Lepore | New Yorker | 11 June 2012

History of the US Supreme Court, and the struggle in America – not
  always successful – to separate law and politics. Whatever the court
  decides on Obamacare, it will leave questions about the court's role
  past and present [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/benched

[12]Happyism
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LlvaeE

Deirdre McCloskey | New Republic | 8 June 2012

Outstanding essay on measuring happiness. Critiques new "science" of
  hedonics, and the dreaded 1-2-3 studies relied on by so many
  economists. "We do not need more hedonomics or utilonomics or
  freakonomics. We need humanomics" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/happyism

[14]Neither Sand Nor Sea
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/KO45CS

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro | LA Review Of Books | 11 June 2012

Behind Bob Marley stood The Wailers. Behind The Wailers stood Jamaica.
  Essay on the island and music pegged to a film and two biographies.
  Marley as the Martin Luther King of Rastafarianism. Peter Tosh as the
  Malcolm X [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/neither-sand-nor-sea

[16]Embarrassing Parents And The Teenage Truth
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MusGre

Adam Gopnik | BBC | 10 June 2012

"The one thing that is written into the human genome is that exactly at
  the age of 13, your child will discover that you are now the most
  embarrassing, ridiculous and annoying person on the planet. This is a
  universal truth" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/embarrassing-parents-and-teenage-truth

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Timothy Noah on The Inequality Crisis
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis

Income inequality has reached a crisis point in America, says the
  author of The Great Divergence – yet with powerful nationwide pressure
  to address the problem, there is also an opportunity for change
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis

Featured Special Report

[20]Paying for the US Election
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

How much is Romney vs Obama 2012 going to cost? Who's paying? And what
  do they expect in return? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

Reader Recommendations

@[22]hakuunnamatata RT  @[23]TorontoStar:  At age 5, he gets lost on a
  train. 25 years later, a son finds his mom [24]t.co/37fjgm8T
  #[25]browsings @[26]Drudge_Report  @[27]INDBreakingNews @[28]ndtv
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/hakuunnamatata
      23. http://twitter.com/TorontoStar
      24. http://t.co/37fjgm8T
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/Drudge_Report
      27. http://twitter.com/INDBreakingNews
      28. http://twitter.com/ndtv

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

Book of the Day

[30]Book of the Day
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/hoopla-by-harry-stein

[31]Hoopla by Harry Stein
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/hoopla-by-harry-stein

[32]Michael Carlson says: “It deals with the Black Sox scandal in 1919
  [when] The Chicago White Sox accepted money from gamblers to throw the
  World Series”[33]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels
      33. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[34]For Hire: Bangalore Rickshaw
    Links:
      34. https://thebrowser.com/videos/hire-bangalore-rickshaw

Put aside a couple of minutes to enjoy this. Lots of small pleasures
  [35]More videos
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[36]Emma Coats, on how to write
    Links:
      36. https://twitter.com/lawnrocket/status/212358738022113283

"I start with a situation I like, then I figure out what kind of
    person would get themselves into it"

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

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