ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute defends their recession call from five months ago in this appearance on CNBC, much to the chagrin of the CNBC hosts who would much prefer that everyone just keep feeling better about the economy.

It’s kind of funny that, in checking to make sure I had Achuthan’s name spelled correctly via Google, the basic search results show entry after entry of “Lakshman Achuthan Stands By His Recession Call”, “Achuthan: The Recession is still Coming”, “ECRI Sticks to Recession Call, Even Amid Positive Signs”, “ECRI Reaffirms Recession Call”, etc.

I guess it won’t be so funny if he turns out to be right…