According to Michael Shermer in the Huffington Post:Click here for the article

At Skeptic magazine we routinely publish articles about the failed predictions of soothsayers, astrologers, tarot-card readers, palm-readers, and psychics of all stripes. But frankly scientists are not much better, especially in the social sciences where we depend on predictions of psychologists, sociologists, and most notably economists.

A healthy dose of skepticism has to be in place for any projection and research…including one’s own!!!