The corporation invasion Lori Wallach, Le Monde Diplomatique. MAI (not TPP).
Investors’ Story Left Out of Wall St. ‘Wolf’ Movie Times (RS). Wall Street crime pays.
WEIRD IS NORMAL Francis Coppola, Piera
We still need to learn the real lessons of the crisis Martin Wolf, FT
Getting qualitative with monetary policy FT Alphaville
All-Cash Home Sales Hit Record 42% of Sales Global Economic Trend Analysis
Where in the United States is median income growing? Marginal Revolution. Answer: Where there’s fracking. And only there.
Temporary Work, Lasting Harm Truthout
Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire Charlie’s Diary. Must read.
Obama On Obamacare Rollout: ‘We Screwed It Up’ TPM. So Obama had bi-weekly meetings where he never thought to ask about problems?
Latest ACA problem: New Medicaid enrollees may find their coverage is limited NJ Business. A different kind of narrow network.
‘Tis the season for health and taxes Politico
Miami-Dade Public Schools and WLRN Make Serious Cuts, Supposedly Because of Obamacare Miami New Times (SM). Really, or just the excuse. Either way…
I never thought I’d be an outlaw, but the Affordable Care Act might make me one PNHP. “Even with all the work that went into the Affordable Care Act, it remains a game of chance.”
Federal ACA spokesman Anton Gunn leaving HHS for private sector Charleston City Paper. “I am looking forward to taking this next step in my personal and professional journey as a Healthprenuer!” Spot the Flexian!
FBI DISRUPTS SHOOTINGS THROUGH INTERVENTIONS The Big Story. Behavioral threat assessments.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
U.S. reasserts need to keep domestic surveillance secret WaPo. Yes, Bush putatively authorized collecting Americans’ data.
Review Group Falsly Claims No NSA Backdoors in U.S. Software Moon of Alabama
NSA review panel stops short of concrete surveillance reforms Spencer Ackerman, Guardian
Mr. Obama’s Disappointing Response Editorial, Times
Conning the Record, Conning the Courts, Defrauding the People Emptywheel. Big document dump.
Heart of the slums The Age
Semi-live blog : Anti-government protests of December 22 Bangkok Pundit
Lunch with the FT: Peter Thiel FT. Just another nutbar squillionaire.
The Most Memorable Words of 2013 Nooners, Online WSJ. At the end.
Grassroots politics: The voter registration list and why it is essential Corrente. Nuts and bolt of electoral politics.
Chart Junk: A Magnet for Misguided Research Visual Business Intelligence. A bit stale but good.
Rome: Sex & Freedom NYRB
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