- The Inflation Miscalculation
- How the Fed ended the last great American inflation — and how much it hurt
- America’s inflation problem, explained to the extent it is possible
- The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?
- Inflation is the best thing that ever happened to food companies
The Federal Reserve’s pursuit of its dual mandate to maintain stable prices and robust employment rests on controlling inflation. Since 2012, the Fed has earmarked 2% as the inflation rate that best achieves price stability. But that level has proven elusive. In this astute analysis, economist David Wessel offers policy makers and financial professionals background on the choice of this rate and its supporting architecture. He explores the reasons why Fed officials are now considering revamping their inflation targeting approaches.
With skyrocketing inflation rates, it’s probably time to ask for a raise.
Inflation has been pushing prices up all year, but economists and politicians don't agree on where it's coming from.
What the 'Transitory Inflation' Narrative Got Wrong
Why you might need less of a raise than you think to combat inflation.
Inflation undermines virtue as well as prosperity.
Inflation is a natural part of modern life, but there are some time-tested ways to inflation-proof your assets.
Forty years ago, the Fed pushed the economy into a recession to stop inflation. Here’s how it played out.
Prices at the supermarket keep rising. So do corporate profits.
Bad takes, revisited.
«More jobs means fewer people looking for work, means it’s harder to find good people to fill those jobs, means you got to raise wages to get them, means inflation goes up. You got it?”»
The rising cost of living doesn’t hit all Americans equally. Yet the benchmark figure for charting the rising cost of living excludes people in rural areas.
From supply chain woes to Russia’s war in Ukraine, inflation has a number of causes — and there’s no one easy solution to any of it.
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