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Best of the Week

[5]The Steve Jobs I Knew
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pTh1TL

Walter Mossberg | WSJ | 6 October 2011

Tribute to Apple co-founder by tech journalist who knew him well. A business
  and industry great to rank alongside Edison and Ford. Inspired staff with
  vision, managed well, took big risks where necessary, showman and salesman
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/steve-jobs-i-knew

[7]Debt And Dumb
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mRq5aN

Simon Johnson & James Kwak | Vanity Fair | 6 October 2011

Fine essay on history of US fiscal policy. First treasury secretary,
  Alexander Hamilton, understood that "good credit", based on power to tax,
  was the key to a nation's security. Does the Tea Party risk destroying his
  legacy? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-and-dumb

[9]The Strange Power Of Qatar
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qfGOpn

Hugh Eakin | NYRB | 5 October 2011

Hereditary monarchy. Yet liberal gadfly of Arab world. Ruling Sheikh Hamad
  funds Al-Jazeera. Backs Libyan rebels. Hosts US army HQ. Wants to Westernise
  the education system. Diplomats wonder: "Where does he get these ideas?"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/strange-power-qatar

[11]Working In The Dark
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qj7Nni

Robert Solow | New Republic | 28 September 2011

Magnificent. Nobel laureate reviews Grand Pursuit, a history of major
  figures in economics. Soon turns into wonderful explanation of true
  importance, and continuing relevance, of Marshall, Schumpeter, Keynes,
  Fisher and Hayek [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/working-dark

[13]So Who Is The Real Amanda Knox?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/r4cOPU

Cristina Odone | Telegraph | 4 October 2011

Thoughtful piece reveals gulf between US and Italian values. The "case has
  shaken Italy’s justice system more than any earthquake could, yet many
  Italians resent the exposure of its weaknesses by seemingly pushy, wealthy
  Americans" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/so-who-real-amanda-knox

[15]The End Of The Future
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qAUBJB

Peter Thiel | National Review | 3 October 2011

Superb essay arguing that progress in science and technology is stalling.
  "The technology slowdown threatens not just our financial markets, but the
  entire modern political order, which is predicated on easy and relentless
  growth" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-future

[17]Dissolve My Nobel Prize! A True Story
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/oMwMS6

Robert Krulwich | NPR | 3 October 2011

"It's 1940. The Nazis have taken Copenhagen. They are literally marching
  through the streets, and physicist Niels Bohr has just hours, maybe minutes,
  to make two Nobel Prize medals disappear. They are made of 23-karat gold"
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dissolve-my-nobel-prize-true-story

[19]It Knows
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/nBJ6Iy

Daniel Soar | LRB | 28 September 2011

Most of us use Google without appreciating what a massive information
  gathering enterprise it is. And that we, the users, are its product, not its
  customers. What it knows, and may seek to know, about us is quite
  mind-boggling [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-knows

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Steven Pinker on the Decline of Violence
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pinker-on-decline-violence

Our TV screens may be full of news about war and crime, but this masks a
  fall in historical terms in the number of violent deaths that’s nothing
  short of astonishing, says the psychologist. He tells us how and why this
  happened [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pinker-on-decline-violence

Featured Topic

[23]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has gone. Here's what we should remember him for and what his
  absence will mean for Apple [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

@[25]nuzav Thinking       the       unthinkable       about      Steve
  Jobs [26]t.co/atpprM87 #[27]Browsings
  [28]More like this
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      25. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      26. http://t.co/atpprM87
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/joy-luck-club-by-amy-tan

[30]The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/joy-luck-club-by-amy-tan

[31]Armistead Maupin says: “The Joy Luck Club is a mahjong club composed of
  four  Chinese-American women … It’s compelling because Amy writes with
  remarkable wit” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/armistead-maupin-on-san-francisco-novels
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[33]State Of The Global Economy
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/state-global-economy

Stiglitz  on top form talking about job creation, demand, stimulus and
  industrial policy
  [34]More videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[35]Kathryn Williams, on punctuation
    Links:
      35. http://twitter.com/#!/iamnotkathryn/status/106366166997549056

"An apostrophe is the difference between a business that knows its shit
    and a business that knows it's shit"

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

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