Goodman NYT: Divergent Views On Economy


We’re really coming back.  The expansion is picking up pace.

– Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist, Decision Economics

You come back to the unfortunate reality that the underlying problems are still very much there.  It’s going to be a long grind.

– Joshua Shapiro, Chief US Economist, MFR

Japan had lots of upswings.  What are you left with in terms of underlying growth?  The answer is, not very much.

– Stephen King, Global Chief Economist, HSBC

You’re having a global reversal of inventories and trade, and I don’t think that’s ephemeral.  If it was important on the way down, why shouldn’t it be important on the way back up?

– Frank Barbera, Chief Economist, ITG

All quotes from “Divergent Views on Signs of Life in the Economy”, Peter Goodman, The New York Times, January 5, A1

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