What We Read Today 29 December 2013

December 29th, 2013
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The top of today's reading list discusses poll results showing as many uninsured opposed Obamacare as support it ........ and the tenth article shows how the reaction to tapering is a flattening of the yield curve, just the opposite of most expectations.  The bonus (11th article) asks if the U.S. consumer is slowing down.

Follow up:

  • Data View: How We Spend (Matthew Klein, Bloomberg) Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz via Twitter. We have listed this article previously, but there are many great graphics so here is another one.

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  • Obamacare implementation as teachable moment (Dan Jejes, Pruning Shears) News stories about Obamacare sometimes conflate flaws in the existing system with those in the new one. Many complaints about Obamacare are actually complaints about America's health care system.
  • The big steepener unwind (Walter Kurtz, Sober Look) The initial reaction to the mini-taper is a flattening of the yield curve.  Not what's expected.

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BONUS

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