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Could a Housing Recession Take Down the U.S. Economy?

Could a Housing Recession Take Down the U.S. Economy?

Update: 2023-11-031
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One year ago, it was a matter of conventional wisdom among experts that the U.S. was on the brink of a recession. They were wrong. The latest GDP report showed America’s real output growing at a 4.9 percent annualized rate. That's huge. But just as we zagged a year ago, when we criticized recession predictions, I want to zag again today. It is a matter of broad conventional wisdom that the U.S. economy right now is doing really well. And, for now, it is. But challenges abound, including "higher-for-longer" interest rates, a recession in the apartment construction market, and ongoing global mayhem. Bloomberg columnist Conor Sen counts the five biggest risks to economic growth in the next year—and makes his official economic prediction for 2024.

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Host: Derek Thompson

Guest: Conor Sen

Producer: Devon Manze

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Could a Housing Recession Take Down the U.S. Economy?

Could a Housing Recession Take Down the U.S. Economy?

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