Newsletter 785


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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]'When Spain Hands Us Over To Morocco, This Is What They Do To Us'
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NQNdgC

Monica Ceberio Belaza | El País | 5 September 2012

A trip inside "Oujda University" – a Moroccan ghetto for sub-Saharan
  migrants moving north to Europe. "Do you really find it so strange for
  us to leave countries where there is nothing?" asks a Gambian
  mechanical engineer [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-spain-hands-us-over-morocco-what-they-do-us

[8]Alex Rovt, The Fertilizer Baron Of Manhattan
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NQPcSb

Andrew Rice | Businessweek | 6 September 2012

Don't call him a Russian or a Ukrainian. He prefers Carpathian. And
  after building up and selling a vast fertiliser empire in eastern
  Europe and the former Soviet Union, he's acquiring New York real
  estate. A lot of it [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/alex-rovt-fertilizer-baron-manhattan

[10]Elephants Dying In Epic Frenzy As Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Q70Kgc

Jeffrey Gettleman | NYT | 3 September 2012

"Africa is in the midst of an elephant slaughter. Poachers are wiping
  out tens of thousands of elephants a year, more than at any time in the
  previous two decades, with the underground ivory trade becoming
  increasingly militarised" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/elephants-dying-epic-frenzy-ivory-fuels-wars-and-profits

[12]The Great Transformation In The Global Labour Market
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/QhrGOn

Phillip Brown & Hugh Lauder | Eurozine/Soundings | 5 September 2012

"The stark reality is that while the global labour market may
  contribute to the narrowing of some aspects of global inequality, it
  has contributed to widening inequalities within Britain and most other
  western economies" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-transformation-global-labour-market

[14]Can Facebook-Style Elections Produce Candidates We Actually 'Like'?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/RShmr7

David Freedman | Discover | 4 September 2012

"My parents voted by picking one of the two parties and then agreeing
  with whatever it decided." But it doesn't need to be like that any
  longer. Here's how technology could be used to re-imagine political
  elections [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-facebook-style-elections-produce-candidates-we-actually

[16]How Google Builds Its Maps – And What It Means For The Future Of
Everything
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NQJfok

Alexis Madrigal | Atlantic | 6 September 2012

Don't think of Google Maps as like a paper map. "I honestly think we're
  seeing a more profound change, for map-making, than the switch from
  manuscript to print in the Renaissance," says one cartographic
  historian (h/t @polit2k) [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-google-builds-its-maps-–-and-what-it-means-future-everything

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Carl Zimmer on The Strangeness of Life
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-zimmer-on-strangeness-life

The science writer and award-winning blogger discusses the strangeness
  of life, from viruses to manipulative flatworms [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-zimmer-on-strangeness-life

Featured Special Report

[20]The Fall of Lance Armstrong
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Once a hero, but now the game is up. Here's how the aggressively
  preserved reputation of Lance Armstrong finally crumbled [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k Five myths about the euro crisis | C. Fred Bergsten | The
  Washington Post [22]t.co/UaDHMCDp #eurocrisis #gfc2 h/t @evaeuropa
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/UaDHMCDp
      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/leave-any-information-signal-by-ed-ruscha

[26]Leave Any Information at the Signal by Ed Ruscha
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/leave-any-information-signal-by-ed-ruscha

[27]Hal Foster says: “His landscape is the landscape of Los Angeles, so
  he sees it through the windshield of a car and it is mediated by
  billboards and movies” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]David Fincher: A Retrospective
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/david-fincher-retrospective

Of his title sequences, that is. Designed so you stay for the rest of
  the film [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Bob Strauss, on politics
    Links:
      31. http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=160643183

"Every politician wants you to believe he was born in a log cabin he
    built himself"

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

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