Weekly newsletter 16


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

Best of the Week

[5]Wall Street’s Euthanasia Of Industry
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nysAaj

Bonnie Faulkner & Michael Hudson | Michael Hudson | 16 July 2011

Blistering critique of Obama's fiscal policy by economics professor.
  Interview covers debt ceiling, Greece, China, bank bailouts. Opening
  question: What is a jobless recovery? Answer: We call that a depression
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wall-street’s-euthanasia-industry

[7]Google+ Is The Social Backbone
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n8JOqN

Edd Dumbill | O'Reilly Radar | 19 July 2011

Superb analysis. Openness and interoperability is potential game-changer.
  And what Facebook can't offer. "Google+ is the rapidly growing seed of a
  web-wide social backbone, and catalyst for the ultimate uniting of the
  social graph" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/google-social-backbone

[9]How We Broke The Murdoch Scandal
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rdKZV8

Alan Rusbridger | Newsweek | 18 July 2011

By 2009, life was getting lonely for The Guardian, whose reporter Nick
  Davies had been pursuing the case doggedly. "Brooks had told colleagues that
  the story was going to end with 'Alan Rusbridger on his knees, begging for
  mercy'" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-we-broke-murdoch-scandal

[11]Mastering The Machine
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pLxhip

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 18 July 2011

Profile of Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater Associates, world's strangest
  hedge fund. Macro-economist, aspirational philosopher, radically transparent
  manager. And hunter. Not only of profits but buffalo. Armed with bow and
  arrow [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mastering-machine

[13]The Rape Of Men
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pHyWSJ

Will Storr | Observer | 17 July 2011

Remarkably powerful, harrowing piece of writing on a topic -- male rape --
  that is largely ignored by UN, governments and aid agencies. "Of all the
  secrets of war, there is one that is so well kept that it exists mostly as a
  rumour" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rape-men

[15]How One Man Hacked His Way Into The Slot-Machine Industry
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/o0Gixd

Brendan Koerner | Wired | 15 July 2011

Astonishing story of the inventive, illegal behaviour of Rodolfo Rodriguez
  Cabrera. Mastermind of global counterfeit slot-machine business. His problem
  was that he became too successful. Now in Texan prison, stateless
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-one-man-hacked-his-way-slot-machine-industry

[17]The War For Catch-22
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/oLfyaW

Tracy Daugherty | Vanity Fair | 21 June 2011

On the complex genesis of great anti-war book. Started off as Catch-18.
  Proof sent to Evelyn Waugh, who replied: "I am sorry that the book
  fascinates you so much. It has many passages quite unsuitable to a lady’s
  reading" [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/war-catch-22

[19]Obituary: Lucian Freud
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/ro8xf3

Anonymous | Telegraph | 21 July 2011

Grandson of Sigmund Freud. Expelled from school for bringing dogs into
  chapel. At least 13 children by five mothers. "Portrait of a Benefits
  Supervisor" fetched $33.6m in 2008, world record price for work by living
  painter [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-lucian-freud

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Colin Thubron on Travel Writing
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

The much-travelled author reflects on more than 40 years of writing about
  other cultures and shares his own favourite travel reading with us [22]Read
  on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

Featured Topic

[23]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Schumpeter:  Great  bad  men  as  bosses  |  The Economist -
  [25]goo.gl/AuRwJ [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://goo.gl/AuRwJ
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradiso-by-jose-lezama-lima

[29]Paradiso by Jose Lezama Lima
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradiso-by-jose-lezama-lima

[30]Oscar Hijuelos says: “This book is the first really true magical realist
  novel. It is a really amazing novel that most people don’t seem to have
  heard of” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oscar-hijuelos-on-cuba
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Space Shuttle: Complete Missions
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/space-shuttle-complete-missions

Thirty  years, 135 missions, two shuttles lost. In chronological order
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Tyler Cowen, on the euro
    Links:
      34. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/07/the-gang-of-six-plan.html

"France gave birth to it, faltered, and left it on the doorstop of some
    distant, passive-aggressive German parents. They are willing to feed the
    thing, but not to pay the bill at Harvard"

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

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