Recession on Townhall

John Ransom - Mon Mar 25

Despite the farcical forecasts of government economists, Columbia journalism students, and assorted illiterate money scribblers of all varieties, this is not the best recession in the history of mankind, although history might dub it "The Greatest Recession." ... more

Reuters News - Fri Mar 1

John Ransom - Fri Feb 8

Despite the farcical forecasts of government economists, Columbia journalism students, and assorted illiterate money scribblers of all varieties, this is not the best recession in the history of mankind. The best recession in the history of mankind would be a recession minus Barack Obama as president of United States. ... more

Jeff Crouere - Sat Feb 2

Is a higher unemployment rate of 7.9 percent really good news? According to the Associated Press, it was an “upbeat” report. ... more

Paul Jacob - Mon Dec 24

We have it so good we have to make up things to frighten ourselves. Those adept at this art sell a lot of tickets, and get rich. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Dec 13

Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners? ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Dec 9

Today, just three weeks away from 2013, there is reason to believe that our President and his Administration – and perhaps his party, as a whole – is “embracing” recession, as though it is an appropriate means to a necessary end. ... more

Political Calculations - Wed Nov 28

Through September 2012, we find the year-over-year growth rate of trade between the two nations is at near-zero levels of growth, indicating near recessionary conditions if we take this measure as an indication of the relative health of the economies of both nations. ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Nov 17

Full time work is about to get scarcer. The reason? By hiring part-time workers who put in less than 30 hours per week, employers can avoid a mandate dictated by the new health reform law: either provide expensive health insurance or pay a fine equal to $2,000 per worker. ... more

Political Calculations - Sat Nov 10

The probability of recession in the U.S. suddenly surged to the 20% level from the 2% level recorded a month earlier. ... more

Phil Kerpen - Fri Nov 2

The economy is limping along at an official 2 percent growth rate - and even that is overstated because it includes a 9.6 percent increase in deficit-financed government spending. We're already in the recession red zone, and the largest tax hike in American history looms January 1 if Congress fails to reach an agreement to cancel it. In this contest, the presidential election boils down to a remarkably simple choice: recession or real recovery. ... more

Washington, DC - Tue Oct 16

The First Lady comments on the state of the union in a radio interview. ... more

Political Calculations - Sun Oct 7

What's important to note is that in a relatively healthy and growing economy, there is very little reason for companies to act to cut their dividends. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Fri Sep 28

I am very comfortable with pegging of the start of the recession in June and I expect more downward revisions in GDP and employment are on the way. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Thu Sep 27

Political Calculations - Tue Sep 25

We've identified recession territory as being consistent with more than 10 U.S. companies per month acting to cut their dividend payments to investors. ... more

Paul Tracy - Thu Sep 20

While ultra-low rates may have made it cheap for qualified borrowers to borrow money, they're also punishing savers. Yields on most savings accounts and certificates of deposit are well below 1%, and the picture isn't much better overseas. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Mon Sep 17

I specifically point out the opinion of James Beck "The decline year-over-year in these three core transportation indicators suggest a slowing in the economy if not a recession." ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat Sep 15

Ironically, two consecutive horrendous household surveys following months of weak regional Fed manufacturing surveys was enough for me to say on September 7, 2012 Yes, Virginia, It's a Recession. ... more