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Marketplace
Mar 30, 2021
Inflation is about more than a number
Play • 28 min

There’s been a lot of talk about inflation recently. Mostly, about if it’s going to go up with all the relief money floating around the economy. Notably, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is not too worried about it. Inflation can be a major focus for policymakers, but most consumers probably won’t pay it too much attention — until it starts to affect their wallets. On today’s show: Inflation isn’t just about higher prices. Plus, home prices have been rising at the fastest clip in 15 years, why some businesses are struggling to figure out their taxes and diaper banks have been struggling to keep up with demand.

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