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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Apr 11, 2022

Joey Politano is an economist and a commentator who writes and publishes on a Substack newsletter named, “Apricitas Economics,” where he covers a wide range of subjects on a number of economic topics. Joey joins Macro Musings to talk about inflation, monetary policy, and the issues surround them. Specifically, David and Joey discuss the outlook for services and durable goods inflation, the indicators of tightening financial conditions, lessons learned from monetary policy over the past decade, and more.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Joey’s Twitter: @JosephPolitano

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Related Links:


*Inflation Hits 7.9%, and Things are Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better* by Joseph Politano


*Financial Conditions are Tightening as the Fed Raises Rates* by Joseph Politano


*Understanding the Fed’s Hawkish Pivot* by Joseph Politano


*Biden’s Deep State is on Substack* by Alex Thompson, Tina Sfondeles, and Max Tani


*Powell Says ‘Inflation is Much Too High’ and the Fed Will Take ‘Necessary Steps’ to Address* by Jeff Cox


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