The National Association for Business Economists has just published its poll of economists. It is done twice a year, and was conducted the first two weeks of February.
According to Reuters "Of the members polled for the NABE semiannual Economic Policy Survey, 52 percent said the combined threat of subprime mortgage defaults and heavy debt was their No. 1 concern, up from 32 percent in August."
Maybe the is why economists get paid the big bucks.
Douglas A. McIntyre