Newsletter 732


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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 Google Is Becoming An Extension Of Your Mind
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/McEClw

Stephen Shankland | CNET | 16 July 2012

Google's stated mission is: "To organize the world's information and
  make it universally accessible and useful." But that now seems narrow
  and restrictive. Here's why, and what we should expect from the search
  giant in the future [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-google-becoming-extension-your-mind

[8]Obama Winning Ugly
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Nv4Woo

John Dickerson | Slate | 16 July 2012

Romney wants voters to remember Obama 2008 and feel let down. Also to
  see him as a better manager of the economy. But "he's never really
  offered a story to voters about how his career as a successful
  businessman will be good for us" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obama-winning-ugly

[10]Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NRrKkC

Luigi Zingales | Bloomberg | 16 July 2012

Yes. Students graduate with a sound grasp of economics, a poor grasp of
  ethics. "They perceive any failure to commit a high-benefit crime with
  a low expected cost as a failure to act rationally, almost a proof of
  stupidity" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/do-business-schools-incubate-criminals

[12]Tibet’s Golden 'Worm'
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NRrAJX

Michael Finkel | National Geographic | 17 July 2012

Thousands of Tibetan yak herders who once lived in poverty now own
  motorcycles, flat-screen TVs and iPhones. How? It's all down to yartsa
  gunbu — a rare fungus, with supposed medicinal properties [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tibet’s-golden-worm

[14]China's Version Of Too Big To Fail
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MxUXwV

Andy Xie | Caixin | 16 July 2012

Moral hazard caused Western financial crash. China has similar problem
  looming in bond market, which "functions on the expectation that the
  central government will bail everyone out, whatever crazy products
  mushroom in the market" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chinas-version-too-big-fail

[16]Once Upon A Time
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MxXsiJ

Joan Acocella | New Yorker | 16 July 2012

"The reason that most people value fairy tales, I would say, is that
  they do not detain us with hope but simply validate what is." They tell
  us that knowledge, or fear, of danger and deprivation is not fantastic,
  but realistic [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/once-upon-time-0

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Malise Ruthven on Islamism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/malise-ruthven-on-islamism

The author of Encounters with Islam tells us about Islamism as politics
  and as terrorism, and argues that the war on terror relied on a
  fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the threat [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/malise-ruthven-on-islamism

Featured Special Report

[20]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games are almost upon us, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Reader Recommendations

@[22]pritchard33 “The views of the middle class and poor have virtually
  no relationship to policy outcomes.”[23]t.co/uY9Kvb2A #[24]rootstriker
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/pritchard33
      23. http://t.co/uY9Kvb2A
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#rootstriker
      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/inimitable-jeeves-by-pg-wodehouse

[28]The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/inimitable-jeeves-by-pg-wodehouse

[29]Sophie Ratcliffe says: “Wodehouse has such a gift with language.
  The placement of the word “macaroon” in this story is magnificent”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sophie-ratcliffe-on-pg-wodehouse
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Inside Syria – Nawaf Fares
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/inside-syria-–-nawaf-fares

'The Syrian regime is dead'
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Albert Camus, on love
    Links:
      33. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/sartre-and-camus-in-new-york

“It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for
    all the random despair you are going to feel anyway”

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

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