http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101110-714699.html http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSNYD00372720101110 The yield of US government debt rose yesterday, on the heels of the fed's quantitative easing. Yield goes like the inverse of price, which means the price went down, which signals a falling demand. To be clear, this isn't particularly worrisome, or even unexpected, in and of itself. However, if the trend continues, the rate at which the US government issues debt will increase. Many of the calculations you see regarding the deficit in the future rely on specific assumptions about growth and interest rates, and rising yields on US debt is certainly one of the things that will affect the calculation. So what are your thoughts, sci?