Newsletter 763


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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]And So Once Gaddafi Left, One Spanish Town Got A Little Smurfier
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/R6gHGj

Eric Ellis | Global Mail | 17 August 2012

When Sony painted Juzcar blue as a publicity stunt for its Smurfs film,
  the tourists started descending on the struggling Andalucian town. So
  what should it do when Sony left? Return to whitewashed walls, or stay
  Smurf blue? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/and-so-once-gaddafi-left-one-spanish-town-got-little-smurfier

[8]What Would It Take To Start A Gun Control Debate In The US?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NDtQlz

Ethan Zuckerman | My Heart's In Accra | 14 August 2012

Three kinds of political idea: "Consensus", on which all agree;
  "deviance", which is too radical for debate; "legitimate controversy",
  where change can happen. Task is to move gun control from deviance to
  legitimate controversy [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-would-it-take-start-gun-control-debate-us

[10]Chicken Of The Trees
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/S07C1B

Mike Sula | Chicago Reader | 16 August 2012

Country squirrels, fattened on nuts, make fine stew. What about their
  urban cousins, fattened on dumpster-diving? Turns out, they taste
  pretty good too. Even the brains: "Slightly creamy, almost like a soft,
  roasted chestnut" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chicken-trees

[12]Time To Tax The Rich?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Pp50az

Stefan Bach & Gert Wagner | Vox | 15 August 2012

This is written with Germany and the eurozone in mind but it has a
  wider application. How does a government reduce debt at a time like
  this without severely damaging the economy? Here is the case for a
  one-off wealth tax [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/time-tax-rich

[14]Why Can't You Resell Old Digital Songs?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Pp9VIB

Jessica Leber | MIT Tech Review | 15 August 2012

If you buy a car, and decide you don't want it any more nobody stops
  you reselling it. Why not so for digital goods? Startup ReDigi is an
  online marketplace for reselling music files. A neat idea. Except it's
  now being sued [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-cant-you-resell-old-digital-songs

[16]After The Olympics Left
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N0jotH

A Yi, Isabel Hilton et al | Granta | 14 August 2012

Brief impressionistic accounts from seven previous host cities. "The
  kayaking centre has run dry; the baseball field has turned to sand; the
  Olympic construction boss is serving time for taking bribes." One
  question: Which city? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/after-olympics-left

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Erica Jong on Unmissable Books on Women, Feminism and Life
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/erica-jong-on-unmissable-books-women-feminism-and-life

The celebrated feminist gives us her view of essential reading for
  women – and says the gender revolution is far from over [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/erica-jong-on-unmissable-books-women-feminism-and-life

Featured Special Report

[20]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k RT @TimHarford: The most important object in the global
  economy. Brilliant by @tomvanderbilt HT @tylercowen
  [22]t.co/M3ZwD1Er [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/M3ZwD1Er
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/innocents-abroad-by-mark-twain

[26]Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/innocents-abroad-by-mark-twain

[27]Charles Glass says: “In 1867 Mark Twain accompanied a group of
  American Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. He sends them up
  marvelously: their pretensions, their messianic belief that they were
  better than anyone else in the world and their inability to understand
  what was going on around them.” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-glass-on-americans-abroad
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Team Spirit
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/team-spirit

Funerals for sports fans. Short film by Errol Morris [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Emmanuel Derman, on accidents
    Links:
      31. http://www.emanuelderman.com/post/29483251912

"I can understand a random distribution, but is there such a thing
    as a random event?"

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

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