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Inflation, record high gas prices, interest rate hikes: sense of our confusing economy

On one side of our economy, we have historically low unemployment rates, strong job growth and robust consumer spending.

But on the other side:

record gas prices. rate hikes. A tight job market. Inflation at 40-year high.

And after saying just six months ago that it expects prices to normalize this year, the Federal Reserve is now forecasting inflation to be double what it originally expected.

So what’s up?

Today, On Point: We will try to understand our confusing economy.

Guests

Rana Foroohar, Global CNN Analyst. Global business columnist and Associate Editor of the Financial Times. Author of Don’t Be Evil and Makers and Takers. (@RanaForoohar)

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