In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the inflation currently affecting the U.S. economy.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- “Shadow inflation” is affecting many American industries, in which services are being scaled back as prices remain the same or increase. Niki referred to this Vox article about the changes since the inflation of the 1970s.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed the New York Times magazine article, “The Park Bench is an Endangered Species.”
- Neil reflected on the latest film in the 007 franchise, “No Time to Die.”
- Niki shared CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s discussion of the Sacklers’ role in the opioid crisis.