On Wednesday, the stock market suffered its worst day of the year, and one of the worst on record, as it plunged 800 points and lost 3% of its value. The world is starting to realize that a recession is right on the horizon, and Donald Trump’s policies are to blame. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains how we could have avoided this mess if our economy had been built correctly to begin with.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced