The Economy in 2016: On the Edge of Recession
Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but I'll hazard a guess. I expect the U.S. economy to sputter in 2016. That's because the economy faces a deep structural problem: not enough demand for all the goods and services it's capable of producing.
American consumers account for almost 70 percent of economic activity, but they won't have enough purchasing power in 2016 to keep the economy going on more than two cylinders. Blame widening inequality.