Newsletter 775


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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]Greed And Debt: The True Story Of Mitt Romney And Bain Capital
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OJNdMa

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 29 August 2012

"He is the frontman of an economic revolution, in which transactions
  are manufactured instead of products, wealth is generated without
  prosperity, and Cayman Islands partnerships are erected while American
  communities fall apart" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greed-and-debt-true-story-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital

[8]Shattered Genius
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NU7IbT

Brett Forrest | Brett Forrest | 26 August 2012

On the trail of Grigori Perelman, brilliant Russian mathematician who
  solved the Poincaré Conjecture and later turned down a $1m reward for
  his work. After some amateur sleuthing, Forrest finds the reclusive
  genius in St Petersburg [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shattered-genius

[10]The Throwaways
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Nwwj6R

Sarah Stillman | New Yorker | 27 August 2012

American police bully small-time drug users into serving as informants
  in high-risk drug and firearms investigations. It's a good deal for the
  police: Informants are cheap and biddable. Less so for the informants:
  They tend to die [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/throwaways-0

[12]The System That Wasn’t There: Ayn Rand’s Failed Philosophy
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NyfO4e

Nicholas McGinnis | Rotman Institute Of Philosophy | 25 August 2012

"Everybody who likes Rand can defend at great length a number of
  socio-economic theses; what very few do is discuss the metaphysical
  underpinnings that purportedly justify her political and social views"
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/system-wasn’t-there-ayn-rand’s-failed-philosophy

[14]Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OjlKyH

David Streitfeld | NYT | 25 August 2012

Man opens website offering to write paid book reviews online. Two years
  later he's making $28,000 a month, pumping up writers' Amazon ratings.
  Reviews "have to be somewhere between enthusiastic and ecstatic"
  [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/best-book-reviews-money-can-buy

[16]Battery Performance Deficit Disorder
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/SrTv6Y

Tom Murphy | Do The Math | 21 August 2012

Batteries. Useful, even essential for modern living. But do they live
  up to expectations? And how much are we going to be able to improve
  them? A physicist crunches some numbers, with specific reference to
  electric and hybrid cars [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/battery-performance-deficit-disorder

FiveBooks Interview

[18]May Berenbaum on Bugs
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

Insects outnumber us, outweigh us, and without them ecosystems would
  collapse. In short, we live on their planet. The entomologist explains
  why we should value bugs more – even, or especially, the carrion
  beetles and dung feeders [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs

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]TheBrowser For Spain's Jobless, Time Equals Money: @[23]wsj on the
  increasing popularity of time banks. h/t @[24]polit2k [25]#browsings
  [26]t.co/7ar5fKnb [27]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/TheBrowser
      23. http://twitter.com/wsj
      24. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://t.co/7ar5fKnb
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fluctuating-fortunes-by-david-vogel

[29]Fluctuating Fortunes by David Vogel
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fluctuating-fortunes-by-david-vogel

[30]Timothy Noah says: “Vogel’s book is a pioneering work of economic
  history and tells the very important story of how business mobilised to
  push back [against the consumer movement] in the 1970s” [31]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      30. http://%20http//thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Fugu
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/fugu

Like Ratatouille. But in Japan. And with fish [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Susan Sontag, on marriage
    Links:
      34. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/17/susan-sontag-on-marriage

"In marriage, every desire becomes a decision"

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

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