Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes the US economy is nearing a recession, but explained why it is “a good thing, actually”. Musk estimated that the next recession would last 12 to 18 months.
Elon Musk discusses the economic recession in the United States
Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the US economy and the upcoming recession in a series of tweets Thursday.
Asked if we were “close to stagnation,” he replied, “Yes.” However, Musk noted, “That’s actually a good thing.”
“It’s been raining money on fools for too long,” the Tesla boss explained, emphasizing that “some bankruptcies have to happen.” He explained, “All the things that Covid needs in the house have fooled people into thinking you don’t really need to work hard. Rude awakening inside!”
His stagnation tweet followed a statement he made last week, Mentionsed The US economy is “probably” in a recession. He warned that things were “going to get worse,” and estimated that the recession could last 12 to 18 months.
“The honest reason for inflation is that the government printed more than $1 billion more than it had,” Musk commented.
A growing number of investment banks have warned of a recession. Recently, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein He said We are heading into a recession and advise businesses and individuals to prepare for it.
In addition, Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, warned in a research note this week that the Federal Reserve’s efforts to raise interest rates to offset record inflation could trigger a recession. If they raise interest rates too much, they risk causing a recession. If not sufficiently stressed, the risk becomes runaway inflation. It’s hard to see a perfect result,” BlackRock explained.
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