Newsletter 773


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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]One Man Against The Wall Street Lobby
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Nv4BS7

Simon Johnson | Baseline Scenario | 25 August 2012

"There is a powerful new voice who knows how big banks really work and
  who is willing to tell the truth in great and convincing detail." Jeff
  Connaughton's memoir is a "damning critique of how Wall Street
  operates" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-man-against-wall-street-lobby

[8]Death Takes A Policy
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/PIHEwK

Jake Bernstein | Pro Publica | 24 August 2012

Rhode Island lawyer Joseph Caramadre found a loophole in state law that
  allowed his clients to insure the lives of dying people, and collect
  the death benefits. Clever, callous, or even criminal? Whichever, it's
  a fine story [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/death-takes-policy

[10]Copying Works: How Samsung’s Decision To Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Ojo2Or

Farhad Manjoo | Pando Daily | 25 August 2012

Samsung pays $1bn, may face injuctions. But look at bigger picture.
  When the iPhone emerged, competitors reacted three ways. Nokia ignored
  it, Palm tried to leapfrog it, Samsung copied it. Right choice! Samsung
  alone has thrived [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/copying-works-how-samsung’s-decision-mimic-apple-paid-spades

[12]Lapdance Of Danger, Or Big Trouble In Steamy Tampa
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Nv3UIp

Rick Wilson | Ricochet | 24 August 2012

"So, you're going to Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
  Welcome to my home town, which is, to quote the classics, a hive of
  scum and villainy." Just don't go near Kitty McTitty's Boom Boom Room,
  ok? (h/t @polit2k) [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lapdance-danger-or-big-trouble-steamy-tampa

[14]Books And Bodies: On Organs And Literary Estates
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NNlh8O

Casey Cep | Paris Review | 22 August 2012

"Authorial intent, ever so difficult to divine, is usually at the
  center of posthumous publishing controversies. Organ donation provides
  an apt analogy. Books, like bodies, are not always the property of
  their originators" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/books-and-bodies-organs-and-literary-estates

[16]Who Is Julian Assange? By The People Who Know Him Best
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Nv2PAo

Christine Assange, James Ball et al | Guardian | 24 August 2012

Fascinating. A kaleidoscope of colour and analysis on Assange the man,
  by those who've dealt with him, worked with him, or known him as
  friends or family. "I have two wars to stop. Will you be my Mary
  Magdalene?" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-julian-assange-people-who-know-him-best

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

We can all be more aware of our surroundings and our decision-making
  process, says the professor of psychology and behavioural economics. He
  recommends five books to help us maximise our prosperity and well-being
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

Featured Special Report

[20]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@[22]vallie Where the Mob Keeps Its Money | Roberto Saviano
  [23]t.co/vFeaV7NY #[24]gfc2 #[25]browsings h/t @[26]nouriel
  @[27]polit2kMore like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/vallie
      23. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/where-the-mob-keeps-its-money.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/nouriel
      27. http://twitter.com/polit2k

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/luzhin-defense-by-vladimir-nabokov

[29]The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/luzhin-defense-by-vladimir-nabokov

[30]Dominic Lawson says: “ The Luzhin Defense is far and away the best
  novel written about chess players. It deals with chess and madness,
  which is an intriguing topic” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dominic-lawson-on-chess
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Trotsky's Assassination
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/trotskys-assassination

Remembered by his grandson, Esteban Volkov, 86 [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Italo Calvino, on classics
    Links:
      34. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1986/oct/09/why-read-the-classics/?pagination=false

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to
    say"

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

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