Whither thou Ed Yardeni?

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Up until a couple of months ago, Ed Yardeni shared top billing on Y2K as it relates to the economy. While I was getting a little tired of hearing from just the top "experts" (with my aplogies to Ed Yourdon), I'm now wondering what happened to Yardeni. Anyone heard from or about him? Has his prediction of a worldwide recession increased (I believe his last was 60 precent likelihood)?

Just wondering if he was trying to tone down his message (or maybe his boss is grumbling)...

-- Ted Markow (tmarkow@agate.net), November 20, 1998



The last I heard, he puts the prediction of worldwide recession at 70%.

Yardeni did an article recently that was on ZDNet about four days ago. You can read it at this link:


-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), November 20, 1998.

he's moved it up to 70%, which you can verify in his netbook, located at:


Also, two very high-profile articles on his Y2K stance recently, on from New York magazine at:


...and the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe/globehtml/318/Y2K_problem_throws_a_sc are_into_Wal.shtml


-- scott in va (scojo@yahoo.com), November 20, 1998.

I just noticed that Ed Yardeni now has a Y2K e-mail update service. Go sign up! www.yardeni.com

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), November 20, 1998.

He's hosting the next Y2GLOBAL Y2K ACTION DAY on 11/27/1998 (T-Minus 400 Days & Counting. I listened to the proceedings from the T-500 session and look forward to hearing updates. Details at http://www.y2kactionday.com/

Yardeni's a hero, as far as I'm concerned. Boston Globe article on him recently provided a clear picture of a man who has absolutely no monetary reason to be warning people about Y2K, but who is doing so anyway. He's doing the right thing and for that, he deserves our respect and gratitude. Telling people what they DO NOT want to hear (and getting them to hear and heed) is a very difficult task.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), November 20, 1998.

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