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How High Interest Rates Upended the Economy

Season 7 Episode 2

About the Episode

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed prices on the whole started to rise in response to the pandemic causing inflation. There was a similar hike in inflation back in the 80’s. In response, the government raised interest rates quickly and severely causing the nasty side-effect of a crippling recession. After peaking in June of 2022 at 9%, inflation plummeted back down to 3.

Aired: 02/27/24 | Expires: | Runtime: 8m 30s