Now it is May, and according to most measures, the country has returned to normal. So, why did the dark cloud go by so fast?
Increasingly, economic observers are wondering whether uncertainty and pessimism, captured in a series of regularly published surveys that tend to be grouped under the "feeling" of the term soft, could be driving economic performance more than it used to. do.
"We could become a recession," Barkin said. "Some economists have studied the dissemination of information from a disease perspective, where the information is slowly disseminated at the beginning, but quickly gains strength, I would say that in the current climate of the media, the & # 39; disease & # 39; it spreads faster. "
The economy is more subject to variations in sentiment now, Barkin said, because both businesses and consumers are getting nervous after a recovery that will soon become the longest recorded, and smartphones allow everyone to absorb every news economic several times a day.