SpokenLayer January 2, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for January 2, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. The Prospects for Prosperity in the New Year By Bruce Yandle 2020 is here, so let us consider the political-economic landscape and the long-run outlook. Are expectations high? Low? Both? Let’s take a look. In a year-end assessment, Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald F.