Headlines across the country are screaming doom and gloom about the economy, claiming we are in a recession. This is impossible. A recession, by definition, is two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Since we have not even had one quarter of negative growth and probably won't, it's impossible for anyone to declare that we are in a recession.
Don't buy into the doom, and wait until the facts make the claims evident. Whether you are talking about economics or global warming the same logic applies
Update: It must be true - we have a consensus! Never mind gathering data.