[D]espite the bump in the stock market from the positive preliminary jobs numbers, it's important to keep in mind the greater perspective.
If only Venezuela were freed of the dogmatic delusions of their Marxist leadership, the solution to the economic crisis would be obvious, though not painless.
By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn't political punditry, it's merely a statement of fact.
If there's any chance of a civil political discourse at all, it's critical for conservatives and progressives to be on the same page as far as the definitions of the very terms we are debating.
The latest helping of government data on jobs and the economy are remarkably rosy, but there are more than a few dark clouds surrounding the silver linings.
As we look toward the end of the year and the 4th Quarter, the change in political leadership could change the economic landscape, depending on how quickly the Congress and White House can enact whatever policy they plan on pushing forward.
With the election upcoming, we've no choice but to wait and see if the bubble economy bursts before or after the election.
Coupled with a broad base slow down in production and construction, we still appear on track for a recession starting in 3rd quarter or 4th quarter 2016, though it does not appear to be a traditional recession.