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The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

Update: 2021-11-027
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Inflation in the United States is rising at its fastest rate so far this century. At 4 percent, according to one index, it is double the Federal Reserve’s target.

We look at why prices are on the rise and at the tense political moment they have created.

Guest: Jim Tankersley, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. 

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David Henderson

Great interview. So many of the conversations about inflation take a one sided view (people are so sure it’s not an issue or that it is certain to be terrible). Nice to hear a bit of humility to say we’re not sure.

Nov 4th
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The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

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