Newsletter 779


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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]Wall Street's War On The Cities
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PU274f

Michael Hudson | Counterpunch | 31 August 2012

"The pace of Wall Street’s war against the 99% is quickening in
  preparation for the kill. So it’s time to default. Otherwise, Wall
  Street will turn us into Greece. That is the financial plan, to be
  sure" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/wall-streets-war-cities

[8]Everything You Think You Know About China Is Wrong
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/PTAybp

Minxin Pei | Foreign Policy | 29 August 2012

West should be worrying about China's decline, not its rise. Factors
  that powered the rise, including demography, disregard for environment,
  super-cheap labour, easy global market access, are reversing or
  disappearing [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/everything-you-think-you-know-about-china-wrong

[10]The Rise And Fall of DC Stephenson
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/QKaO2z

Karen Abbott | Smithsonian | 30 August 2012

Remembering the loathsome Davis Curtis Stephenson, American political
  power broker and Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. This is the story of
  his rise to power and eventual conviction for rape, kidnapping,
  conspiracy, and murder [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/rise-and-fall-dc-stephenson

[12]Lance Armstrong's Secret Is Out
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/PTYkUD

Christopher Keyes | Outside | 31 August 2012

"Armstrong was not just another cyclist caught in the middle of an
  established drug culture—he was a pioneer pushing into uncharted
  territory. On the Postal squad there was a pecking order. Armstrong got
  the superior treatments" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/lance-armstrongs-secret-out

[14]The Dog And The Frisbee
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/PTYYBp

Andrew Haldane | Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City | 31 August 2012

Speech. "Modern finance is complex, perhaps too complex. Regulation of
  modern finance is complex, almost certainly too complex. As you do not
  fight fire with fire, you do not fight complexity with complexity."
  (24-page PDF) [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/dog-and-frisbee

[16]Diary Of A Mad Fact-Checker
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/N2Fs5y

James Pogue | Oxford American | 27 August 2012

"I work on and off as a fact-checker at the most accurate magazine in
  America. I think so, at least. A few months ago I wouldn’t have
  believed that anyone outside New York would care seven thousand
  words-worth about what I do there" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/diary-mad-fact-checker

FiveBooks Interview

[18]David Lebovitz on Desserts
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

Great desserts can be amazingly simple, and even low in fat. The pastry
  chef and author cooks up a mouth-watering reading list to bring your
  recipes up to date [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

Featured Special Report

[20]America On Drugs
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/america-drugs

Ritalin, Adderall, LSD, cocaine. Even bath salts. What is drug use
  doing to Americans? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/america-drugs

Reader Recommendations

[22]nuzav Is Kip Litton a Marathon Fraud? : The New
  Yorker [23]t.co/oLmJig7I  via @[24]NewYorker  #[25]browsings
  #[26]longreads
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://t.co/oLmJig7I
      24. http://twitter.com/NewYorker
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/happiness-hypothesis-by-jonathan-haidt

[28]The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/happiness-hypothesis-by-jonathan-haidt

[29]Emrys Westacott says: “Haidt has a formula for happiness: Genetics
  + conditions + choices. This is a formula for a realistic approach to
  trying to achieve the good life” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Introducing The Leap
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/introducing-leap

Minority Report on your computer [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Herbert Simon, on behaviour
    Links:
      33. http://www.kansascityfed.org/publicat/sympos/2012/ah.pdf

“Human beings are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our
    behaviour is largely a reflection of the complexity of the
    environment in which we find ourselves”

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

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