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They occur when the economy’s normal recuperative mechanism fails to engage; the bungee cord breaks. The usual culprit is a broken financial system. Often, an investment boom turns to bust, leaving businesses and consumers with a glut of unneeded buildings and equipment that depresses future spending. The loans they took out to finance their investment go bad, crippling banks and leaving borrowers unable to get money even at rock-bottom interest rates. If lower interest rates can’t stimulate demand, the virtuous circle of spending, job creation, and rising incomes can’t begin.
But, sometimes the obvious is wrong. The Conference Board and the University of Michigan conduct confidence surveys but they aren’t great predictors of what consumers actually do. Consumers were traumatized by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but when car companies rolled out mouth-watering zero percent financing shortly thereafter, they jumped. Consumer spending is the economy’s ballast: though large, it doesn’t fluctuate much from quarter to quarter, except for big-ticket purchases like houses and cars.
Chapter Three In-Flight Monitor Tracking and Forecasting the Business Cycle from Takeoff to Landing ON A COAST-TO-COAST flight you can relax with a drink and watch your progress on the video monitor in front of you, up to the minute you descend into your destination city. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do the same with the economy: flip on a screen and know instantly where the economy is, how fast it’s growing, and whether a recession lies ahead. Unfortunately, when you clamber into the economy’s cockpit you discover erratic and imprecise instruments, a filthy windshield, and old, faded maps.