we'd currently be back in recession. (In fact, the economy would have only had a brief stimulus-driven reprieve from the deep recession that began in 2007.) Investment guru "Dr. Doom" Marc Faber appears to agree with that premise and has gone on record saying that there is a 100% chance of recession in 2013. The direction of the trendlines is unmistakable, and, as of September, 20 states were already indicating recession. Batten down the hatches. Mass layoffs to come at the start of the new year.