Sunday, March 31, 2013


Given that it's a slow Easter Sunday there is good reading in the New York Times today. Among the interesting articles are two where it takes some time to learn the key fact that explains everything else in the story, and in both cases, the determining facts are not presented as such. So, as a reader service, we present them here.

First, the disastrous Alex Rodriguez contract extension with the New York Yankees was brokered by ... Goldman Sachs bankers.

And in the context of the difficulties that Egypt has in ensuring availability of food and fuel, the government's side of the story is explained by someone from ... "The Ministry of Supply."