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Date(s) - 03/15/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Viscount Suites Hotel


What will happen to the US economy in 2019-2020? Trade deficits and budget deficits? China and Venezuela? Interest rates and unemployment? Taxes and tariffs? Wages and welfare? Inflation and debt? Richard Carlson, our inveterate forecaster, may not have all the answers, but he’ll give us his opinions once again. He didn’t do too badly last year, so let’s see if he thinks the questions are any tougher this year.

Richard Carlson’s family raised him to be a tee-totaling Socialist Bureaucrat. They failed on all counts.

Having learned enough at Harvard to be dangerous, he went to Washington as a young liberal idealist to help Lyndon Johnson build the Great Society. He’s still living it down.

He escaped a life sentence as a Fed when the Nixon administration bribed him with a full salary fellowship to leave town and go to Stanford. His final foray into politics ended with a lucky escape from Illinois just before the governor he worked for, and a coworker, went to jail.

Escaping again to California he went to Stanford Research Institute, working for corporations and governments on energy and technology issues.

In 1988 he and his partners founded Spectrum Economics. He joined Rotary in 1995 and moved to Tucson in 2003. He’s a fanatic bird watcher and traveler. He and his wife of 51 years, Pat, migrate between their homes in Tucson and Lake Tahoe.