Weekly newsletter 31

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[5]Has America Become an Oligarchy?
      5. http://b.rw/rObVTu

Thomas Schulz | Spiegel | 28 October 2011

"Economists and political scientists believe the US has entered a new Gilded
  Age, a period of systematic inequality dominated by a new class of
  super-rich." Fine essay looks at the state of US society, politics and the
  economy [6]Comments
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/has-america-become-oligarchy

[7]How Walking Through A Doorway Increases Forgetting
      7. http://b.rw/vaZDhL

Christian Jarrett | BPS Research Digest | 1 November 2011

Intriguing look at new memory research. Appears that the simple act of
  walking through a door from one room to another adversely affects our
  ability to recall events that occurred in the first room. Why on earth would
  this be? [8]Comments
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-walking-through-doorway-increases-forgetting

[9]Greece Has Poured Vinegar On The G20's Frites
      9. http://b.rw/sqqEEZ

Paul Mason | BBC | 3 November 2011

Terrific pull-together analysis of European and American economic strife,
  and a great read to boot. All the stories of protest and uncertainty are
  merging into one big story – the crisis of globalisation [10]Comments
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greece-has-poured-vinegar-g20s-frites

[11]Is It Ever Right To Hit A Child?
      11. http://b.rw/uuRYKg

David Walkling | Telegraph | 1 November 2011

Of course not, says any progressive parent. But what about the times when
  you can't help yourself, and when it really does seem to be deserved?
  "Nothing worked. The smack cut straight to the point. Don’t do that again,
  it said" [12]Comments
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-ever-right-hit-child

[13]The Shadow Superpower
      13. http://b.rw/tEpNuL

Robert Neuwirth | Foreign Policy | 28 October 2011

Introduction to the shadow economic world of "System D", or "l'economie de
  la débrouillardise." A black market economy, free of regulation and
  taxation. With 1.8 billion jobs and a $10 trillion global market, is it the
  future? [14]Comments
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shadow-superpower

[15]King Of Kings
      15. http://b.rw/tb7qaw

Jon Lee Anderson | New Yorker | 31 October 2011

Fine essay charts history, political legacy of former Libyan leader. And the
  chaotic series of events that led to his capture and death. "Gaddafi had
  created a know-nothing state, and that, too, he had left behind"
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/king-kings

[17]A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
      17. http://b.rw/vyoV19

Mona Simpson | NYT | 30 October 2011

Powerful, emotional, and intimate, tribute to former Apple boss from his
  sister. "What I learned from my brother’s death was that character is
  essential: What he was, was how he died. Death didn’t happen to Steve, he
  achieved it" [18]Comments
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sister’s-eulogy-steve-jobs

[19]The Movie Set That Ate Itself
      19. http://b.rw/tlh7nM

Michael Idov | GQ | 27 October 2011

Unmissable story of a most bizarre film project. A cast of thousands. Many
  living full-time in a nightmare vision of 1950's Moscow. A totalitarian
  society, under the control of a deranged director. Where the cameras are
  always on [20]Comments
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/movie-set-ate-itself

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Heather Brooke on Holding Power to Account
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

There  is always a danger for journalists, particularly when you cover
  powerful  people.  In order to get access you start making compromises
  [22]Read on
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

Featured Topic

[23]Euro On The Brink
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [24]Read on
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

@[25]polit2k Eurozone crisis: policymakers fear worst after losing control |
  Larry Elliott [26]t.co/RnrRD77Q @[27]guardian #[28]gfc2 [29]#browsings
  #[30]eurocrisis [31]More like this
      25. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      26. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/nov/03/eurozone-crisis-policymakers-lose-control?CMP=twt_gu
      27. http://twitter.com/guardian
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#eurocrisis
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[32]Book of the Day
      32. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/corner-by-david-simon-and-edward-burns

[33]The Corner by David Simon and Edward Burns
      33. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/corner-by-david-simon-and-edward-burns

[34]Jonathon Green says: "The authors spend a year with a family who use
  crack cocaine. There are 350 different uses of slang in it and that makes it
  exciting to me" [35]FiveBooks Archive
      34. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathon-green-on-slang
      35. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

      36. http://thebrowser.com/videos/murmuration

Two women in a boat. And a flock of starlings [37]More videos
      37. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[38]Will Self, on crowds
      38. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/ian-leslie/crowds

“The crowd is stupider than the averaging of its component minds"

[39]More quotes
      39. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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