In recent weeks, the definition of the word “recession” has become controversial, especially as the White House attempts to repeatedly deny that the American economy has fallen into one.
The GDP for the United States has contracted for the second straight quarter in a row, and recessions have typically been defined as at least two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.
However, the Biden administration apparently prefers to dispute the meaning of recession rather than means to address the recession, a preference that has managed to influence the operations of the ostensibly objective Wikipedia.
According to Breitbart News, Wikipedia started “pushing a definition of ‘recession’ that is unusually broad and favors the Biden administration’s claims that no recession has occurred.”
The definition, sourced from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) argues that a recession can be defined as “significant decline in economic activity spread across the market, lasting more than a few months.”
The definition is far broader than the technical definition, as under the technical definition, the United States is clearly in a recession, a fact that Wikipedia is now trying to obscure in order to please the Biden White House.
Wikipedia apparently plans to unroll various restrictions that will discourage unregistered or new users from editing or amending Wikipedia entries related to the current economic turndown.
While users may add changes to the page regarding recession, all the edits will presumably be subject to review by volunteer editors.
The volunteer editors bring to mind the fact checkers in the news media and social media, underscoring the degree to which they have become arbiters of the truth.
In the meantime, the Biden administration insists that the United States cannot be in a recession due to the consistently low unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.
The White House acknowledges staggering 9.1 percent inflation, though much of the blame for it has been placed on Russian President Vladimir Putin.