A word-cloud illustrates just how uncertain economists are about economic prospects for the U.S.
Tim Kane / The Kauffman Foundation
My favorite feature this quarter is a word cloud of adjectives (and some adverbs) that the respondents offered to an open-ended question about the U.S. economy:
Uncertain, sluggish, weak, and fragile sound about right to me, but I think growing should be a bit bigger. After all, the problem we have is slow, as-yet-unimpressive growth. (I forget what I answered, but I bet uncertain and fragile were on the list.)
Among the more amusing responses from other bloggers: taupe and flirtatious.
You can find the full survey results here.
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