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Markets dance to the tune of easy money FT. The Yellen put.
Janet Joy Paul Krugman, Times. “So Yellen is, if you like, a member of my tribe here….” Exactement.
The 41 Most Unusual Economic Indicators Business Insider
Talks between White House and House break down as action shifts to Senate McClatchy. “Senators believe that the differences have narrowed to the point where disagreements can be broadly listed on a sheet of paper, meaning compromise is possible.” That is the Grand Bargain part.
Dear Bernanke: Please Use Your Powers To End The Debt Limit Crisis Alan Grayson, Reuters
Rand Paul – “Cold Turkey Balanced Budget is a Good Thing” Warren Mosler. “Deep down, I suspect most of Congress believes what Rand Paul believes.”
Obama and Democrats, united by shutdown, looking for gains beyond it WaPo. The TPers just had to throw Obama in the briar patch, didn’t they?
Anti-government anger fuels long-shot Maryland breakaway bid Reuters. Bless their hearts.
How Many People Have Signed Up For Health Insurance on the Federal Health Insurance Exchanges? Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review. 5,000 (!). That would makes the Daily Mail’s meagre estimate of ~50K from HHS sources off by an order of magnitude. “In summary, big market share health plans are getting maybe 50 enrollments per day per state from the feds and that little bit of new business is a mess.” Ouch.
ACA plan costs vary up to 20% across state Hays Post. Kansas.
Struggling with Precarity: From More and Better Jobs to Less and Lesser Work The Disorder of Things
How the machines will pick the best workers in the future Marginal Revolution. For some definition of “best.” And “worker.”
U.S. power outage shuts down food stamp program in 17 states Reuters. Devolution.
Arafat poisoning claim backed by journal Al Jazeera (Foppe)
China Exports Unexpectedly Drop Reuters. “Murky.”
Mobility is no answer to dispersion Interfluidity
Punished by Fate The Epicurean Dealmaker
Mom and dad spent $1,700 over five years keeping their daughter’s cell phone working so they could hear her speak after she died… only for the voice mail messages to be wiped when server was upgraded Daily Mail
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