Newsletter 699


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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]A Drug Family In The Winner's Circle
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MsWIOS

Ginger Thompson | NYT | 12 June 2012

Mexico's most notorious drug cartel, the Zetas, is accused of
  laundering drug money through American horse racing. Days after a raid
  on the group's ranch and stables in Oklahoma, here is the story of how
  it allegedly worked [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/drug-family-winners-circle

[8]Welcome Back To 1931
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/LJHcjn

Bradford DeLong & Barry Eichengreen | Credit Writedowns | 12 June 2012

Kindleberger’s classic on the Great Depression appeared 40 years ago.
  Introducing a new edition, two economists say: "The parallels between
  Europe in the 1930s and Europe today are stark, striking, and
  increasingly frightening" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/welcome-back-1931

[10]Suddenly That Summer
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L71zG1

Sheila Weller | Vanity Fair | 14 June 2012

"In a 25-square-block area of San Francisco, in the summer of 1967, an
  ecstatic, Dionysian mini-world sprang up like a mushroom, dividing
  American culture into a Before and After unparalleled since World War
  II" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/suddenly-summer

[12]Road To Valor
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/LJMV8T

Aili McConnon & Andres McConnon | Sports Illustrated | 12 June 2012

On Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist and hero. Won 1938 Tour de France.
  Risked life in wartime to save hundreds of Jews from Nazis. Ferried
  materiel around Italy, hidden in his bike, pretending to be training.
  Came back, won 1948 Tour [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/road-valor

[14]A Few Lessons For Investors and Managers
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/L74eAO

Warren Buffett | Four Hour Work Week | 11 June 2012

Extracts from new book collecting the sage's ruminations on business
  over the past 30 years. Every one a gem. "In a business selling a
  commodity-type product, it’s impossible to be a lot smarter than your
  dumbest competitor" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/few-lessons-investors-and-managers

[16]Can Music Save Your Life?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MGoyb8

Mark Edmundson | Chronicle Review | 3 June 2012

Reflections on music."Schopenhauer says most reading is letting other
  people think your thoughts for you. I'd add that most music listening
  is about letting other people feel your feelings for you. Feel them for
  yourself, I say" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/can-music-save-your-life

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Joseph Corn on Aviation History
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history

The historian and author pilots us through a century of aviation, from
  the excitement that greeted the first airplanes to the transformative
  role of World War II and today’s frequent flyers [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history

Featured Special Report

[20]Democracy
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Are Western states true democracies? Has democracy become a casualty of
  the financial crisis? Can you have too much democracy? Read on to find
  out [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k MT @[23]moorehn: Okay, Britons! Find out what all the
  hoopla about Jamie Dimon was about. My column 4 @[24]Guardian:
  [25]t.co/3CKfI3Th  #[26]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/moorehn
      24. http://twitter.com/Guardian
      25. http://t.co/3CKfI3Th
      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/dot-and-line-by-norton-juster

[29]The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/dot-and-line-by-norton-juster

[30]Dana Mackenzie says: “It’s a simple story about a romance between a
  dot and a line, and a way of teaching mathematical concepts to kids
  without them even realising it” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dana-mackenzie-on-beauty-and-fun-mathematics
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Augmented Reality: Projection Mapping
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/augmented-reality-projection-mapping

These are the days of lasers in the jungle [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Jonah Lehrer, on Bob Dylan
    Links:
      34. http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/103912/bob-dylan-jonah-lehrer-creativity

"He could write vivid lines filled with possibility without knowing
    exactly what those possibilities were"

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

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