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Writing Worth Reading

* [2]Rex Ryan: Bringing It Big
   Nicholas Dawidoff | NYT | 8 September 2010
   Admiring portrait of New York Jets’ head coach. Unrestrained
   personality, innovative tactician. "Ryan’s game plans are designed to
   create confusion and anxiety in opposing backfields"
 * [3]Backlash Against World Landgrab
   Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | Telegraph | 12 September 2010
   Sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds buy up farmland in developing
   countries. It may look like a good economic play, as global food supply
   tightens. But absentee landlords are politically vulnerable
 * [4]Pope Benedict Courts Irrelevance
   Stephen Wall | FT | 12 September 2010
   Shrewd view of Vatican strategy, from ex-diplomat. "A Church that saw
   itself under attack made the classic political error of looking to its
   core support rather than trying to reach beyond it"
 * [5]Face Of Facebook
   Jose Antonio Vargas | New Yorker | 13 September 2010
   To judge from this painstaking profile, if he hadn't founded Facebook,
   Mark Zuckerberg would be a boring, rude young man. But great wealth and
   latent power make him very interesting
 * [6]Second Helpings
   James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 13 September 2010
   Obama's stimulus worked pretty well. But voters think it was a failure.
   Why? Because money trickled out slowly, people didn't see where it went,
   they got it mixed up with bank and auto bailouts
 * [7]Basel III Arrives
   Felix Salmon | Reuters | 13 September 2010
   If you care about bank-capital ratios, here's a quick, readable gut of
   Basel III. "It’s a bit more complicated, but it’s also more intelligent,
   and should be much more effective as well"
 * [8]The Limits Of Science
   Anthony Gottlieb | Intelligent Life | 12 September 2010
   Science prides itself on making progress by falsifying past theories. So
   why do scientists keep on insisting that they are right, when history
   may very well prove them wrong?
 * Topic: Tea-Party Politics
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A voyage through unhappy America, in essays and interviews, with Karl
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