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What Is The Real State Of The US Economy?

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New rolls of sheet steel exit the spooling machine, and head off to cool down at the NUCOR Steel Gallatin plant,

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the future of the US economy.

In recent months, economists and forecasters have warned that the economy is barreling toward a recession because of several factors, including the US-China trade war, slowdowns in China, US manufacturing, and the Trump/GOP tax cuts for the rich. What do we need to know about the inner workings of the US economy? And is a recession in store for 2020?


Dean Baker, senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research 

Tim Aeppel, reporter covering the economy at Reuters

Web Resources:

Jacobin: How the Media Fools Us About Trade

Reuters: To survive trade war, some U.S. importers embark on major revamps of product lines

The New York Times: Trump Can Battle China or Expand the Economy. He Can’t Do Both.

CBS News: Why U.S. Steel, a showcase for Trump's tariffs, is laying off workers in Michigan


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.