Newsletter 748


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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]Oakland, The Last Refuge Of Radical America
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Nbd4dp

Jonathan Mahler | NYT | 1 August 2012

"Last spring, as the Occupy movement struggled, vainly, to recapture
  its lost energy in New York and elsewhere, in Oakland it remained
  vital. Occupy Oakland was the show that wouldn’t close." Mahler visits
  the city to find out why [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/oakland-last-refuge-radical-america

[8]Professor Billionaire
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/QylkYJ

Ryan Mac | Forbes | 1 August 2012

Stanford professor David Cheriton once wrote a cheque for $100,000 to
  two budding entrepreneurs. Their names? Sergey Brin and Larry Page. His
  investment turned out to be worth $1bn, but Cheriton still cuts his own
  hair [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/professor-billionaire

[10]Trade-Offs Between Inequality, Productivity, And Employment
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Nafdpv

Steve Randy Waldman | Interfluidity | 31 July 2012

"Wealth is about insurance much more than it is about consumption. As
  consumers, our requirements are limited. But the curve balls the
  universe might throw at us are infinite." As is shown by the example of
  a libertarian Titanic [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/trade-offs-between-inequality-productivity-and-employment

[12]Discovering Science
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NadEIa

Mike Loukides | O'Reilly Radar | 31 July 2012

"Science is not about agreement on settled fact; it’s about pushing
  into the unknown and about the intellectual ferment and discussion that
  take place when you're exploring new territory." Fine reflections on
  scientific method [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/discovering-science

[14]The First 1 Percent
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/M3OxdO

Mary Mycio | Slate | 30 July 2012

"The first people known to celebrate hierarchies of power, whose
  inequalities of wealth were integral to their society and culture — the
  people you could call the first 1 percent — were the first people to
  ride horses" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/first-1-percent

[16]How It Felt To Be There
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MYPfbP

Neal Ascherson | London Review Of Books | 1 August 2012

Super piece about knowing, and reading, Ryszard Kapuściński. An
  elusive, complex man and fine writer, if occasional purveyor of "gonzo
  Orientalism". Ascherson unpicks the question marks over veracity and
  politics very well [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-it-felt-be-there

FiveBooks Interview

[18]David Spiegelhalter on Statistics and Risk
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Every statistic is the result of someone’s work, and we’d do well to
  ask ourselves why it was created. That way, says the statistician, we
  have a better chance of working out when dangers are being overstated
  and data misused [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk

Featured Special Report

[20]Drone Warfare
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Should we worry about war conducted by remote control? Are there
  ethical considerations? Will we become accustomed to unmanned warfare
  in the future? What if a hacker took control of an army? It's all here
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/drone-warfare

Reader Recommendations

[22]rszbt A little less hubris ...: MT @[23]ProSyn: In "The Battle for
  Churchill's Bust" by Ian Buruma  [24]t.co/FadxEaG1" #[25]browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/ProSyn
      24. http://t.co/FadxEaG1
      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/london-street-games-by-norman-douglas

[28]London Street Games by Norman Douglas
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/london-street-games-by-norman-douglas

[29]Will Self says: “In this strange book, he went out on the streets
  in the early 1900s, watched cockney kids playing and wrote it all down”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-self-on-influences
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The Key To Malcolm Gladwell's Success
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/key-malcolm-gladwells-success

Great title, huh? Don't get your hopes too high, though. The answer is:
  Differentiation [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

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

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

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

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