Newsletter 743


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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]More People Are Putting Off Parenthood. What Will That Mean For Their
Kids?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NMBI61

Nona Willis Aronowitz | Washington Post | 6 July 2012

Thoughtful piece by a 27-year-old who sympathizes with her older
  parents' reasons for having kids late, but laments the reduced time
  she's had with them and the economics that drive these decisions
  [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/more-people-are-putting-parenthood-what-will-mean-their-kids

[8]Finance And The Good Society
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/N7CcAM

Romesh Vaitilingam | Vox | 27 July 2012

Interview with economist Robert Shiller on why we should democratise,
  not condemn, finance. And how to make markets work for common good.
  "Finance is a technology that can, if it’s properly applied, help
  reduce inequality" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/finance-and-good-society

[10]The Castaway's Guide To Making A Home
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NMBPPg

Jacob Mikanowski | Awl | 26 July 2012

Delightful, geeky survey of the shelter Robinson Crusoe and other
  shipwreck victims, and explorers, have fashioned for themselves on
  deserted islands [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/castaways-guide-making-home

[12]Sex Class Action
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NMCe4c

Dayna Tortorici | n+1 | 2 July 2012

A compelling and nuanced denunciation of the 2011 Supreme Court ruling
  that denied class action status to 1.5 million women suing Wal-Mart for
  sex discrimination [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/sex-class-action

[14]Diplomat Of Shoah History
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OoLiwX

David Mikics | Tablet | 26 July 2012

"Bloodlands", Timothy Snyder's history of WW2 in eastern Europe, is a
  "magisterial" work. But in portraying eastern Europeans as victims of
  both Hitler and Stalin, does he neglect local support for the
  Holocaust? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/diplomat-shoah-history

[16]Exploring The Mind Of The Mountain Gorilla
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N7FkN4

Kimberly Gerson | Endless Forms Most Beautiful | 26 July 2012

"On July 17, 2012 several young mountain gorillas did an extraordinary
  thing: They dismantled a poacher’s snare." How did they learn to do
  this? And why did they choose to dismantle the trap, rather than just
  avoid it? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/exploring-mind-mountain-gorilla

FiveBooks Interview

[18]David Runciman on London Olympic History
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-runciman-on-london-olympic-history

As the Olympics open, David Runciman looks back at the two previous
  times that the Games have been staged in London and finds that the
  thrift of today looks modest compared with austerities of the past
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-runciman-on-london-olympic-history

Featured Special Report

[20]America On Drugs
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/america-drugs

Ritalin, Adderall, LSD, cocaine. Even bath salts. What is drug use
  doing to Americans? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/america-drugs

Reader Recommendations

[22]nuzav Terence Blacker: Who needs happiness? Not the Boss -
  Commentators - The Independen t[23]t.co/WaWa3Rm4 via
  @[24]Independent #[25]Browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://t.co/WaWa3Rm4
      24. http://twitter.com/Independent
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/cyrano-de-bergerac-by-edmund-rostand-anthony-burgess-translator

[28]Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand, Anthony Burgess (translator)
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/cyrano-de-bergerac-by-edmund-rostand-anthony-burgess-translator

[29]Ruth Harris says: “All the French love this play. It seems to
  display a distinctive French quality – panache – and has a sense of
  verve and wit that overcomes adversity” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-harris-on-dreyfus-and-belle-epoque
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Dunkin Donuts Flavour Radio
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/dunkin-donuts-flavour-radio

Wouldn't it be easier just to change the name of the franchise? Or
  focus on donuts? [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Kevin Gold, on science
    Links:
      33. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/06/norvig-vs-chomsky-and-the-fight-for-the-future-of-ai

"If the solar system’s structure were open for debate today, AI
    algorithms could successfully predict the planets’ motion without
    ever discovering Kepler’s laws"

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

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