Newsletter 787


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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]Is College A Lousy Investment?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OAnl4d

Megan McArdle | Newsweek | 9 September 2012

"For my entire adult life, an education has been the most important
  thing for middle-class households. [But] is all this investment in
  college education really worth it?" The US may have reached a point
  where the answer is "no" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/college-lousy-investment

[8]The Disappeared
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/RwxFPl

Salman Rushdie | New Yorker | 10 September 2012

Rushdie describes the genesis of The Satanic Verses and what the fatwa
  did to his life. When he was first accused of being offensive, he was
  perplexed. He thought he'd made a genuine attempt to engage. Now we
  know better [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/disappeared

[10]The Tragedy Of The European Union And How To Resolve It
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/THgJVz

George Soros | NYRB | 8 September 2012

ECB's bond-buying plan has ensured the euro will survive, says Soros.
  But many political decisions about the future of the EU will need to be
  taken in the next year or so. This is Soros's analysis of the choices
  that lie ahead [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tragedy-european-union-and-how-resolve-it

[12]Philosophy v Science: Which Can Answer The Big Questions Of Life?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/PVy9Kz

Julian Baggini & Lawrence Krauss | Observer | 9 September 2012

Philosopher contends that science is engaging in "mission creep" but
  doesn't have all the answers. Some things are better addressed through
  other disciplines, such as philosophy. A physicist responds
  [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/philosophy-v-science-which-can-answer-big-questions-life

[14]Trending Upwards
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OkPQqX

Michael Horowitz, Philip Tetlock | Foreign Policy | 6 September 2012

Predicting events even five years into the future, most experts are in
  the same league as dart-throwing chimps. But national security
  scenarios must look 15-20 years ahead. What's the best way to construct
  them? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/trending-upwards

[16]How Children Succeed
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/RIlOwo

Paul Tough | Slate | 5 September 2012

Or what a very boring test tells us about motivation, IQ and a child's
  prospects in later life. "Without anyone realizing it, the test was
  measuring a critical noncognitive skill that mattered a lot in the
  grown-up world" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-children-succeed

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Tim Harford on Unexpected Economics
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-harford-on-unexpected-economics

The Undercover Economist himself, Tim Harford, says you can find
  economics lessons in the most unlikely places, including the virtual
  world of computer games [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-harford-on-unexpected-economics

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

@[22]polit2k We're coming into financial hurricane season - Anatole
  Kaletsky [23]t.co/aqWlHpiZ #[24]gfc2 [25]#browsings #[26]predictions
  [27]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://t.co/aqWlHpiZ
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#predictions
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/out-their-league-by-david-meggyesy

[29]Out of their League by David Meggyesy
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/out-their-league-by-david-meggyesy

[30]Rick Telander says: “Meggyesy shatters the myths. He writes about
  the brutality of [American] football and the cruelty of coaches. He
  makes clear that winning comes at a steep price” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]60-Second Adventures In Economics
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/60-second-adventures-economics

Part One: The Invisible Hand, animated edition, from the Open
  University [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Thomas Heise, on ageing
    Links:
      34. http://www.berfrois.com/2012/09/thomas-heise-f-scott-fitzgeralds-depression

"After forty, all life is a matter of saving face"

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

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