What We Read Today 12 June 2014

June 12th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

Follow up:

The next four articles are about the suddenly critical situation in Iraq.

  • Iraqi insurgents 'seize new city' (Paul Wood, BBC) An Iraqi insurgency known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also called ISIL) has been making rapid gains in seizing control of key parts of the country in recent weeks. Now their advance seems to be accelerating as they seized Mosul, a city of 1.5 million, on 10 June and Tikrit, hometown for ex-dictator Sadam Hussein, on 11 June. Fighting is now reported around Samara, ISIS is a follow-on to Al Qaeda in Iraq.


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Three involve discussions of the student loan debt problem.

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