So a recessionary America would find the center-left enjoying some kind of power but probably struggling to govern, a right tearing itself apart in civil war, our downscale social crisis worsening, Silicon Valley delivering substantially less than promised, and the institutions that are supposed to inform and educate struggling or in decline.

Having guaranteed Trump’s removal from office, in other words, the recession would also set the stage for Trumpism’s eventual return.
- Ross Douthat, What Happens in a Recession?, NYT, Aug. 17, 2019

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