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Your Guide to Winning the Economy Debate at Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t let your cranky uncle break you in the Fed debate. Here are some key talking points to survive.

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Family dinner debates are like candied yams: Nobody really enjoys them, but they’re inevitable at Thanksgiving.

So if this year’s holiday discussion turns to the U.S. economy, we’ve got you covered. Whether your relatives want to talk about the job market as casual observers or parse Federal Reserve actions like super-nerds, we’ve prepared rebuttals for some of 2018’s most common platitudes.