People acting like referring to an enormous range of possibilities is communication.
The two examples which have crystallized this distaste in me:
“Inflation will go through the roof”. What does that mean?
7%? 15%? 100%? 1000%?
Just FYI these are qualitatively different outcomes. Specify what you are talking about please.
“If the American Consumer stops buying…”
How little will America be buying? Nothing? 10% less? 50% less? What are the details?
It turned out the claim was it would be bad for the global economy if America completely disappeared. Which is true. But irrelevant to economic policy.