Newsletter 752


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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]Big Med
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OTIVlZ

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | 6 August 2012

"Big chains thrive because they provide goods and services of greater
  variety, better quality, and lower cost than would otherwise be
  available. Size is the key." Why not for healthcare too? Gawande weighs
  the case for and against [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-med

[8]Target Nagasaki
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MrHddt

Craig Collie | Telegraph | 3 August 2012

Gripping account of mission to bomb Nagasaki. Original target was
  Kokura, but bad weather forced a last minute change of plan. The
  explosion was huge: Paper spontaneously incinerated 3km out; glass was
  blown out of windows 8km away [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/target-nagasaki

[10]What Money Can Buy
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NwlM4U

Raghuram Rajan | Fault Lines | 4 August 2012

Economist responds to Michael Sandel's book What Money Can't Buy.
  Sandel suggests reducing the role of money. For Rajan the issue isn't
  money per se, but whether it is perceived to have been honestly and
  deservedly gained [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-money-can-buy

[12]Why Valve?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/RoHUEZ

Yanis Varoufakis | Valve Economics | 3 August 2012

Economics of self-organisation at Valve Software. "Many corporations
  let employees allocate 10% of working time to projects of their
  choosing. Valve insists that employees allocate 100% of working time to
  projects of their choosing" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-valve

[14]Snap Goes The Crocodile
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/RoGiLw

Marina Akhmedova | OD Russia | 4 August 2012

Long, vivid, harrowing account of drug culture in Yekaterinburg.
  Translated from the Russian. Which is just as well, since the Russian
  original, in a tribute to its accuracy, has been banned by the
  government, and deleted [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/snap-goes-crocodile

[16]The Machine And The Ghost
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/RoKkn9

Christine Rosen | New Republic | 12 July 2012

On the philosophy of technology. The question used to be: "What are we
  going to do with this technology?" Now we need to ask: "What is this
  technology going to do with us?" Technology is power-seeking. It has an
  agenda [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/machine-and-ghost

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Claire Fox on Freedom of Speech
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

Modern society has interpreted John Stuart Mill's concept of tolerance
  to mean that we should avoid giving offence. The director of the
  Institute of Ideas tells us about books that show how far we've
  departed from what was meant [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

Featured Special Report

[20]Mitt Romney
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

He has clawed his way to the finishing line for the Republican party
  nomination. But what makes the man who would be president tick?
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Reader Recommendations

@[22]rszbt Tahmina Khostani. MT @[23]SonyKapoor: Afghanistan's only
  female runner at these olympica & her story:[24]t.co/0r19zdyx
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/SonyKapoor
      24. http://t.co/0r19zdyx
      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/charles-darwin-by-janet-browne

[28]Charles Darwin by Janet Browne
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/charles-darwin-by-janet-browne

[29]Jerry Coyne says: “ This may be the best scientific biography I
  have ever read. It’s just absolutely engrossing” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-coyne-on-evolution
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Seven Minutes Of Terror
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/seven-minutes-terror

Going to Mars. 'If any one thing doesn't work just right, it's game
  over'
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Nassim Nicholas Taleb, on narrative fallacy
    Links:
      33. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/08/narrative-fallacy

"Explanations bind facts together. They help them make more sense.
    Where this propensity can go wrong is when it increases our
    impression of understanding"

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

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