Recently, news programs and the media in general have gone about talking about there being a recession in America. No matter whether there is or not, this is a BAD idea. When people hear this, they think something like "Oh! I better save money just in case things get ugly!" and BANG, the conditions for a recession are set. Good job, the media. And just in case people realize that in order to avert a recession what they need to do is SPEND money (stimulating the economy), they have news programs telling them "Watch out, recession coming, SAVE your money!"
So SHUT UP, the media!