The Hidden Culprits Behind Inflation

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Today’s economy can no longer be explained by an Econ 101 textbook. The promise of competitive prices, efficient markets, and humming supply chains has vanished. We’ve learned that our economy is not as resilient as hoped: when inevitable supply bottlenecks recently arose, commerce was brought to a near standstill. Prices on everything - from gas to diapers - are higher than ever before. And while consumers are being squeezed and stranded, the most powerful corporations are still posting record profits. How did we get here and how can we fix it? Panelists will reveal surprising drivers of today’s inflation, including unprecedented market consolidation, and chart the path toward building a more resilient economy that works for all of us.

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David Dayen

The American Prospect

Rakeen Mabud

The Groundwork Collaborative

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