NYT: Has the economy hit bottom yet? - Spear's Magazine

NYT: Has the economy hit bottom yet?

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said, “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” Still, we have to ask: was that the bottom we just hit?

From the New York Times:

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said, “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

Still, we have to ask: was that the bottom we just hit?

After months of punishing economic news, the gloom seemed to lift last week if only for a moment. The stock market shot up 12 percent in four days. Two of the nation’s biggest banks said they had returned to profitability. General Motors said it wouldn’t need another $2 billion in government help this month. And retail sales were better than expected.

Then again, perhaps that’s what passes for good news these days.

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