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December 27, 2012

U.S. could probably have “a fairly decent year” in 2013 if ‘fiscal cliff’ problem is solved

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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“If we can solve the problem of the ‘fiscal cliff’, we could probably have a fairly decent year, but now that depends on what’s happening in the rest of the world.”

That’s the assessment from Jack Mann, a retired economics professor from Glen Oaks Community College, regarding prospects for the U.S. economy in 2013.  His comments came during a recent interview with the River Country Journal.

Jack Mann, retired economics professor from Glen Oaks Community College

Mann said, “If everything goes right, we could see approximately the same type of year we had last year.  We’re not going to have any great recovery.  That’s going to take some time.”  (Jack Mann audio clip – 1:03)

The interview with Mann – recorded by Bruce Snook of the River Country Journal – touches on a variety of other topics as well including:

  • the recent election and the impact of changing demographics on the political process and the political parties
  • Mann’s views on the need for bringing manufacturing back to the United States
  • and his thoughts about the need to change the way our elections are financed.

To hear the entire interview, click here (43:08 – 39.4 MB).


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