Newsletter 733


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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]'Is He Coming? Is He? Oh God, I Think He Is'
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LXeBbV

Sean Flynn | GQ | 18 July 2012

Gripping retelling by survivors of the day a year ago when a heavily
  armed man dressed as a police officer came to their youth summer camp
  and started shooting. Almost 80 died in what was the deadliest attack
  in Norway since WWII [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/he-coming-he-oh-god-i-think-he

[8]Are Warnings About The Side Effects Of Drugs Making Us Sick?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/O8WHyZ

Steve Silberman | Neurotribes | 16 July 2012

No doubt you understand all about the placebo effect, but how about
  it's evil twin the nocebo effect? Instead of making patients feel
  better, it makes them feel worse. And can even kill. Here's what you
  need to know [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-warnibgs-about-side-effects-drugs-making-us-sick

[10]The US Should Require All Citizens To Vote
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Q5sR3V

Norman Ornstein | Atlantic | 17 July 2012

Should US follow Australia's example and make voting mandatory? Yes,
  says Ornstein. It would enlarge the electorate in the centre ground,
  increasing the sway of the "persuadable middle" and reducing influence
  of ideological fringes [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/us-should-require-all-citizens-vote

[12]Everything You Need To Know About The Fiscal Cliff In One Post
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NFv6mO

Dylan Matthews | Washington Post | 16 July 2012

Helpful backgrounder on the big issue for the American economy. In
  plain English, with some simple charts. What is the "fiscal cliff"? How
  big is it? What would the short-term and long-term effects of falling
  off it be? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/everything-you-need-know-about-fiscal-cliff-one-post

[14]When The Army Was Democratic
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/SEGFzS

William Pfaff | NYRB | 16 July 2012

For America, the conscript army – the draft – had its uses, and
  unintended benefits, but it was destroyed by Vietnam. When war ended,
  the army demanded an all-professional force. It got it. This had
  unintended consequences too [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-army-was-democratic-william-pfaff-nyrblog-new-york-review-books

[16]The Cult Of Science
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NRgS6c

Jonathan Rée | New Humanist | 14 July 2012

Fine review of French intellectual Bruno Latour's On the Modern Cult of
  the Factish Gods. In which he argues religion is more intelligent than
  most assume. And there's nothing in it that should alarm scientists or
  atheists [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cult-science

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Paul Kingsnorth on Civilisation and its Discontents
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents

One of our myths is the idea of progress – that things always get
  better. But many human civilisations before ours have risen and then
  collapsed. We’re no different, says the co-founder of the Dark Mountain
  project [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-kingsnorth-on-civilisation-and-its-discontents

Featured Special Report

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

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k The terminal disease afflicting banking | Izabella
  Kaminska | FT Alphaville [23]t.co/E3Ca3FRb #[24]gfc2 [25]#browsings
  #[26]derivatives @[27]izakaminska [28]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/07/18/1085541/the-terminal-disease-afflicting-banking
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#derivatives
      27. http://twitter.com/izakaminska
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/myth-rational-market-by-justin-fox

[30]The Myth of the Rational Market by Justin Fox
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/myth-rational-market-by-justin-fox

[31]Barry Ritholtz says: “Justin Fox does a wonderful job of telling
  the story of how the simple concept of the efficient market got
  completely out of whack” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/barry-ritholtz-on-causes-financial-crisis
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Meet The Superhumans
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/meet-superhumans

You didn't care about the Paralympics? You do now [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]Peggy Noonan, on anger
    Links:
      35. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703766704576009943102291486.html

In politics, the angry person is generally understood to be the
    loser

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

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