Newsletter 727


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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]Capitalism's Brave New World
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/N13iOW

Jonathan Last | Weekly Standard | 10 July 2012

What happens when labour is uncoupled from geography? When work, or
  "microtasks", can be outsourced by the second (for microprices) to
  anyone anywhere with an internet connection? It's happening now (h/t
  Daniel Lippman) [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/capitalisms-brave-new-world

[8]A Fight To The Last Mexican
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Ml044e

David Simon | Audacity Of Despair | 10 July 2012

Americans are addicted to a futile war on drugs. "After forty years and
  billions wasted, the drugs available on any American corner are purer,
  cheaper, more plentiful than ever." In Mexico, drug was has cost 50,000
  lives [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/fight-last-mexican

[10]What Would Disprove Evolution?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/L5L2hY

Jerry Coyne | Why Evolution Is True | 9 July 2012

"If evolution is a scientific theory worth its salt, then there must be
  some conceivable observations that could show it to be wrong. [Here
  are] seven observations that, if repeated and confirmed, would disprove
  parts of the theory" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-would-disprove-evolution

[12]How Not To Host A Summit
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/L6riuw

Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy | 10 July 2012

Lessons from the 2000 Middle East peace talks at Camp David, by former
  American official who was there. US can't force an agreement but it did
  make three key errors, explained here. (For another view, see
  http://is.gd/ev1sN0 ) [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-not-host-summit

[15]What The US Can Learn From Australia's Coal Mines
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/NnP3Sf

Edward Glaeser | Bloomberg | 11 July 2012

From a purely economic point of view, what would a "drill, baby, drill"
  attitude toward natural resources do for the United States? Glaeser
  looks at Australia's experience and reports some perhaps surprising
  answers [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-us-can-learn-australias-coal-mines

[17]Postville, Iowa, Is Up For Grabs
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/N3aXfA

Maggie Jones | NYT | 11 July 2012

Snapshot of small-town America. Employment is dominated by a kosher
  meat factory. Low pay ensures the workforce is a shifting cast.
  Guatemalans mostly, until a devastating Homeland Security raid. Then
  Somalis, Palauans [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/articles/postville-iowa-grabs

FiveBooks Interview

[19]Oliver Burkeman on Happiness Through Negative Thinking
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking

You won’t become happy by trying to achieve happiness so why not
  embrace the full repertoire of human emotions? There’s much solace and
  consolation to be had if you know where to look, as the author of The
  Antidote explains [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking

Featured Special Report

[21]Consciousness
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

What is it? Where did it come from? How can we learn more about it?
  Here's a quick look at what we do and don't know about consciousness
  [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. https://thebrowser.com/reports/consciousness

Reader Recommendations

@[23]eksymons #[24]browsings #[25]having it all. US way behind on basic
  rights for women - first things first: not Slaughteresque guilt
  [26]t.co/4YGnKngr
    Links:
      23. http://twitter.com/eksymons
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#having
      26. http://t.co/4YGnKngr

[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/batman-court-owls-by-scott-snyder

[29]Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/batman-court-owls-by-scott-snyder

[30]Will Brooker says: “The plot suggests that everything Batman
  thought he knew about Gotham City was wrong, and the city is run by an
  organisation called the court of owls”[31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-brooker-on-comics
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]A Distillations Explainer: Sweat
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/distillations-explainer-sweat

Why does it smell?
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Herbert Spencer, on morals
    Links:
      34. http://www.google.lv/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CF4QFjAE&url=http://www.amazon.com/Methods-Ethics-Henry-Sidgwick/dp/0915145286&ei=IDn9T9OTHbDV4QT7-Jj8Bg&usg=AFQjCNERlx9i5D65P7g0F8riS2oZnfL6qw

"A system of morals which shall recognise man's present
    imperfections and allow for them cannot be devised, and would be
    useless if it could be devised"

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

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