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Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking on why we ignore inflation—from ancient times to the present—at our peril with Stephen King

Nov 1, 2023
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Co-host Janet Bush talks with Stephen King. King is a senior economic advisor to HSBC, having served as the bank’s group chief economist from 1998 to 2015. His latest book, very prescient in timing, is We Need to Talk About Inflation: 14 Urgent Lessons from the Last 2,000 Years. In this podcast, he covers topics including the following:

  • The root causes of the current resurgence of inflation
  • How long higher inflation may persist
  • What history tells us about the management of inflation
  • The main economic problem that lies ahead
  • Why inflation matters

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