Harry Dent is an accomplished author and publisher in the financial and economic news. In an earlier version of this post, we cited a thought-provoking June 2017 interview with Mr. Dent and the compelling methodology he applies to his prognostications. His thoughts were rooted partly in seemingly solid macro-demographic trends with a splash of intense, eccentric geo-political opinion as the basis for his suppositions that the sky is about to fall. Recently, Dent revised his 2017 predictions on predicting if the U.S. economy is facing a recession (apparently not yet). Neither myself nor my firm endorse Dent’s opinions or predictions in any way. But not unlike in a previous life, I openly admit, I intend to transparently leverage Dent’s outlook to prove a point.