Progress, if Modest, in Holding Back Iran’s Nuclear Program David Sanger, Times
Obama launches sales job on Iran nuclear deal Reuters (!).
Russia and Iran: A Balancing Act The Diplomat
Exclusive: Secret Talks to Save Syria Begin Foreign Policy
Historic defeat for EU as Ukraine returns to Kremlin control Daily Telegraph
An Orgy of Thieves Counterpunch
Today’s ranking of the world’s richest people Bloomberg. Keen interactive graphic.
Why privately-financed public parks are a bad idea Felix Salmon, Reuters
Ventra Capitalists Jacobin. Rahm’s very own IT debacle. Also too, privatization.
Sticker shock hits health exchange shoppers USA Today. Headline doesn’t tell the story: “The average prices for the most popular plans are twice as high in the most expensive states as those with the lowest average prices, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data for 34 states.” Ahem.
Nearly Retired? Facing a Huge Increase in Healthcare Costs? More on “Opting Out” of Obamacare Global Economic Trend Analysis
Healthcare industry vested in success of Obamacare LA Times. Especially the insurance industry.
Berwick Platform: ‘Seriously’ Explore Single Payer, Review Cost Control WBUR. Berwick, now running for MA governor, is former chief of Medicare in the Obama administration.
Guest post: The precariat needs a basic income FT Alphaville
What It’s Like to Fail Priceonomics
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Report Outlined Goals for More Power James Risen and Laura Poitras, Times; report here. From the Vision Statement: “Through innovation and personalization we will advance the SIGINT system.” Not that I’m foily, but “personalization”?
Why spies never discover anything useful John Quiggin
The University of Bitcoin Rises in Cyprus Online WSJ
Toynbee Suite Lushlife, Shaking Through. Philly arcana!
Try Not To Weep When You Listen To These Five Nouns Upworthy Generator
More worn out ideological prattle from R&R Bill Mitchell. Nobody could have predicted….
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