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 Post subject: Online Reading List
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:51 pm 
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This can be RM's version of givemesomethingtoread.com with the difference that ideally you've read the piece already and you're posting it because you think it's worth sharing. This way, someone who's looking for something interesting to read can have a selection of good pieces on diverse topics in a single thread. I'm thinking mostly of 'lengthy' pieces, but I guess it would be ok to share shorter articles you come across but don't always feel compelled to create a new thread about. They don't have to be new, but obviously it's best if they're still relevant in some way.

I'll get things started:

E. O. Wilson’s Theory of Everything
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... _page=true

CONFOUNDING FATHERS - The Tea Party’s Cold War roots.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010 ... ntPage=all

Van Gogh’s Ear - The Christmas Eve that changed modern art.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010 ... ntPage=all

The Great American Bubble Machine - Matt Taibbi
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne ... e-20100405

A MURDER FORETOLD - Unravelling the ultimate political conspiracy.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds - Michael Lewis
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/feat ... nds-201010

Silver or Lead - The drug cartel La Familia gives local officials a choice: Take a bribe or a bullet.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010 ... ntPage=all

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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And I'm adding this one because dkfan recommended it and I intend to read it at some point

Getting to Denmark: On Francis Fukuyama - Thomas Meaney
http://www.thenation.com/article/163798 ... s-fukuyama

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And I actually have finished that one now, contrary to what I said in the topic at the time.

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The Black Swan of Cairo: How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More Dangerous - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Blyth (Free registration required)
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/ ... n-of-cairo

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These are pics, but I'm putting them here because they're awesome and because fuck it

Population Seven Billion - OCT 24, 2011
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011 ... on/100176/

21st-Century China - OCT 21, 2011
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011 ... na/100174/

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The evolution of tennis - Trading aces
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These are pics, but I'm putting them here because they're awesome and because fuck it

Population Seven Billion - OCT 24, 2011
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011 ... on/100176/

21st-Century China - OCT 21, 2011
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011 ... na/100174/



liked and liked. thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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This is insanely cool. It's a lengthy study on economic productivity, growth, the impact of knowledge and networks thereof available in pdf, but there's also a plethora of information on economic output for a lot of countries throughout time presented in super duper visualizations. Worth checking out.

Atlas of Economic Complexity
http://atlas.media.mit.edu/

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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Owl_Farmer wrote:
This is insanely cool. It's a lengthy study on economic productivity, growth, the impact of knowledge and networks thereof available in pdf, but there's also a plethora of information on economic output for a lot of countries throughout time presented in super duper visualizations. Worth checking out.

Atlas of Economic Complexity
http://atlas.media.mit.edu/

This is fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/important.htm

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This little paragraph summed it up for me..

"The fact that prayers are never answered when the possibility of coincidence is eliminated meshes with another fact. If we analyze God's responses to ambiguous prayers using statistical tools, what we find is that there is never any statistical evidence for prayer. In other words, when we statisically compare prayer to coincidence for explaining any situation, they are identical. "


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 Post subject: Re: Online Reading List
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Here is a list of problems that I would like to be solved

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsolved_p ... in_physics

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that's a cool list, even though a number of the problems don't make any sense to me.

also, there's a few paragraphs in this book reminding me of this thread

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Fang Lizhi
"The Real Deng"

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archive ... real-deng/

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I would find this fascinating if it wasn't for the fact that my family is still living there. Shit keeps getting more and more violent and bizarre at the same time.

After a Kidnapping, Hackers Take on a Ruthless Mexican Crime Syndicate
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/world ... icate.html

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Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne ... s-20111026

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Adam Curtis: The Ghosts Of The Colonels

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2 ... onels.html

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First, They Came for the Journalists
One year after Oleg Kashin was brutally attacked in Moscow, the noted journalist looks back on the clownishly futile investigations -- and the climate of fear that threatens his profession
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2 ... st_beating

Brutal.

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Deep Intellect: Inside the Mind of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
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