The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

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By The New York Times

The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

Tuesday, 2 November

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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Background reading: 

Supply chain disruptions, a worker shortage and pain at the gasoline pump have made inflation an economic and political problem for the White House.Pressure is on the Federal Reserve and the Biden administration as they try to calibrate policy during a tumultuous period.

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