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Podcaster Joe Rogan discussed the state of the US economy with YouTuber Chris Williamson and seared the Biden government for hiding America’s economic crisis on Tuesday’s episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
Rogan recounted how “the government isn’t trying to call it a recession,” when Williamson told him that the definition of recession on Wikipedia had changed.
Rogan suggested that to avoid being blamed for an economic recession, “they are literally changing the definition, which is terrible and it should be pushed back in a big way.”
“It should be something that people get mad about, like, ‘Hey, you f*cking with definitions to pretend you’re doing a good job,'” he lamented.
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Rogan described the attempts to hide the recession as “gaslighting”, warning that “people would think it’s trivial because they’re talking about this economic downturn, but it’s not trivial because we’ve always used that term ‘recession’. “
The podcast host shared: “We’ve always used that term to define whether or not current economic policies are in place and whether management and government have done the right thing to ensure that the economy remains in good shape. . Place.”
“They certainly haven’t,” he noted.
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Rogan’s guest, Williamson, joked that to Democrats as the midterm elections approach: “If you can’t control the economy, you might as well master the language and hope for the best.”
“What a bunch of weasels,” Rogan replied.
NewsBusters released a report on July 29 claiming that Wikipedia “allowed at least 116 edits of the ‘recession’ page on its site in the past week alone.” It seemed to be an attempt at the ‘technical definition’ of recession, which is characterized by two quarters of negative GDP growth.”
Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle warned Democrats on Friday that using semantic shell games to hide economic struggles is an unstable strategy.
In a piece titled “Enough with the ‘is this a recession?’ blather,” McArdle told me how “insistent inflation was just a blip didn’t stop consumers from noticing prices rising. Nor did it protect Biden’s approval ratings, which plunged even as the administration continued to insist that everything was fine.” .”
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She noted that such an effort is indicative of a larger phenomenon among progressives, “it is indicative of a dangerous tendency for the left to believe that they can control reality by controlling the words we use to describe it.”