Peter Coy: These Were 2021’s Worst Economic Predictions

From a New York Times opinion piece by Peter Coy headlined “These Were the Worst Predictions About 2021”:

The cheap shot about economic forecasters is that God put them on Earth to make astrologers look good. One reason that’s unfair is it’s not just economists who get things wrong. As a way to say a not-so-fond farewell to 2021, I’ve compiled 10 of the worst predictions made about the year by overconfident people from many walks of life.

1. “With the vaccine, with mass testing and with the knowledge of how to prevent and treat this virus, I think the pandemic will end in 2021.”