Most of the commentary this week has been about the US Presidential Race and what Trump may or may not have said and done to women over the years. However, after the timing indicators warned last week about a possible recession ahead in the US - I thought I'd share some things I've seen recently which shed a bit more light on this.
So first up is a piece from the Economist looking at the probability of a recession during the next Presidents first term in office - which hopefully you should be able to read here, although you may have to get rid of the subscription offers first. Following on nicely from that was a piece from Reuters looking at Janet Yellen's High Pressure Policy designed to keep the economy if not boiling, at least simmering away.
Finally if you really want to dive down an economic rabbit hole I also came across recently some interesting stuff from Ray Dalio from the hedge fund outfit Bridgewater Associates. He has set out his thoughts on How the Economic Machine Works which includes a 305 page document explaining it all.
If that all sound a bit too daunting then there is also a 30 minute video explaining his theories in pretty simple terms, although there are some important messages in the last third or so if you do start watching it and think it is too simplistic. You can also watch the video below which I think might be a better use of your time than watching some fat former politician making a fool of himself on a dancing show or a middle aged woman trying to be a fake rapper - but hey each to their own - take your pick below.