Motley Fool has an interesting little article looking at some economic bears earlier predictions before this year, and then what they say is probable for 2009.
So, what say you? For the record, make your predictions! Mine should be obvious,. I have consistently said they have a tendency to lowball the negative in advance and exalt the positive. My prediction therefore is continuing crunch and a drop in..everything. You can't base an economy on purchasing and spending (consuming) or rearranging (social engineering masquerading as governing) previously made "wealth", it *has* to be based on producing new wealth as the top priority. And seeing as how the US stopped doing that a long time ago, and our fearless leaders seem bound and determined to increase that trend away from true wealth production, the economy will continue to crash.
but..I am sure others will vary, so give it your best shot!