The message from the IMF's July 2022 World Economic Outlook was that the outlook is “Gloomy and More Uncertain”. This week also saw the United States slide into a technical recession. Certainly there are big risks to the global outlook. It’s possible that central banks could tip many economies into recession as they hike interest rates to tame inflation. This episode considers the global economic outlook, plummeting Australian property prices, as well as the economic challenges facing Australia’s new federal government. It’s an abridged version of a conversation that show host Gene Tunny had with Decactivist host Randall Evans on his show. The conversation with Randall was recorded prior to the US GDP release, but Gene remarks on the data in his introduction to this episode.
Randall Evans’ Deactivist show:
IMF World Economic Outlook July 2022: Gloomy and More Uncertain:
US recession news from NPR:
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