8 People Sitting on Benches, Talking About Recession

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By Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg

Aug. 12, 2022Updated 9:35 a.m. ET

ImageInflation got better last month but is still near a 40-year-high. The job market is hot. And official data is sending conflicting signals about whether we’re in a recession. It’s hard to know how to think about the economy right now. During a recent weekday lunch-hour in Madison Square Park, we spoke with eight people — half who are experiencing their first economic downturn as working-age adults, and half who have gone through this before — about this weird economic moment.“It’s possible that we’re heading in the direction of a recession. For someone my age, it’s a good point to start investing. I look at it as a positive. But I have noticed my Chipotle bowl has gone up a lot in price — by about $5. Now I only get it once a week or every other week.” —Benjamin…

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This article was written by Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg and originally published on www.nytimes.com