Newsletter 788


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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]Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/P9zs9M

Randall Stross | Vanity Fair | 10 September 2012

Behind the scenes at Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most famous startup
  accelerator. "The number one company is worth more than next 199
  companies combined, while number two is worth more than next 198
  combined, and so on" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-wants-be-billionaire

[8]At The Heart Of The US Election
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Qyhl0N

Raghuram Rajan | Fault Lines | 9 September 2012

"Democracy and free enterprise appear to be mutually reinforcing." Yet,
  in the US, a tension has grown between the two. It's an issue that's
  become central to the presidential election and party political divide
  [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/heart-us-election

[10]'None Of The Above' Should Be On The Ballot
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/OCZFME

John Fund | National Review | 10 September 2012

Voters should have the option to actively reject all candidates. A
  'none of the above' vote could do this. Majority for NOTA could trigger
  new elections with new candidates. Could be a great force for cleaning
  the political air [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/none-above-should-be-ballot

[12]'It Smelled Something Like Pizza'
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/QAgOJr

Farhad Manjoo | Slate | 10 September 2012

Samsung trial revealed how Apple came to invent the iPhone. And it's a
  good story. Apple knew that one day a phone maker would produce a
  device that ate the iPod's lunch. So it had to invent the iPod killer
  itself [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-smelled-something-pizza

[14]Our Romance With Guns
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Qydq3Z

David Cole | NYRB | 7 September 2012

On guns in America. "Is it morally acceptable to celebrate and protect
  a right that leads, predictably and consistently, to dramatically and
  disproportionately reduced life expectancies for young black men?"
  [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-romance-guns

[16]An Open Letter To Wikipedia
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/OkNWqr

Philip Roth | New Yorker | 7 September 2012

Upset by Wikipedia's reluctance to correct an error concerning his
  novel, 'The Human Stain', Roth tells the story behind the book. It was
  inspired by the case of a Princeton professor accused of racism for
  using the word "spooks" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/open-letter-wikipedia

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Nigel Warburton on Introductions to Philosophy
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

How should we live? What is the nature of reality? Should pro golfers
  be allowed to use carts? The philosophy lecturer sets us off down the
  road of philosophical enquiry with an intriguing reading list [19]Read
  on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

Featured Special Report

[20]After Aurora
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/after-aurora

How does one make sense of such killings? And can we, will we, do
  anything to stop it happening again? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/after-aurora

Reader Recommendations

@[22]christophcherry RT @[23]IainManley: Part two of my story about the
  Sichuan-Tibet Highway: [24]t.co/0f4TtzlB, #[25]travelreads
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/christophcherry
      23. http://twitter.com/IainManley
      24. http://t.co/0f4TtzlB
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#travelreads
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/cartoon-introduction-economics-by-yoram-bauman-and-grady-klein

[29]The Cartoon Introduction to Economics by Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/cartoon-introduction-economics-by-yoram-bauman-and-grady-klein

[30]Tim Harford says: “For anybody who wants to learn the economics
  jargon, or anyone who is starting out studying an economics course,
  this is just a brilliant source. It really is rigorous, but it’s also a
  lot of fun to read” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-harford-on-unexpected-economics
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #5
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/amazing-animated-optical-illusions-5

Make sure you stay for the cat
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Arthur Schopenhauer, on reading
    Links:
      34. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/09/on-reading-and-books?

"It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the
    time to read them"

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

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