The following is a quote from Will Buckingham, writer and philosopher, that may help us better understand the the real value of economic forecasting. Prediction, foresight, or timing are difficult, if not impossible. Their attraction is a great temptation. A better approach is to observe carefully and react quickly to the trends that naturally occur.
I bought my first copy of the Wilhelm-Baynes's translation of The I Ching of Book of Change in 1974 and was intrigued by the wisdom within it's pages. Over the next several decades I learned that much of Chinese culture was impacted by the concepts the i Ching (Yijing) taught. What first began as a book of divination was transformed over the centuries into the first great book of wisdom.
Three years ago I started working on a personal translation of the Yijing and enjoy making it into a regular practice.