At the moment, I don’t believe we’re going to slip into a recession. Our economy is growing. It doesn’t feel like it if you’re one of the millions of workers that is “underemployed”. I hate that word. Our official unemployment rate is 5.3%. Our reality is probably more than twice that high but it isn’t reflected in our official number due to the vagaries of statistics. Mark Twain was correct when he asserted that “there are lies, there are damn lies, and then there are statistics”.