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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 20 - U.S. Inflation [with Ian Fletcher]

Extempers, behold! Episode 20 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is here with special guest Ian Fletcher! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, our hosts and Ian take on the rising concerns about US inflation.


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20 | U.S. Inflation [with Ian Fletcher]

-----Description of Podcast-----

Inflationary pressures are causing Americans to panic. Should Americans worry or is there something being done about it? In this episode of The Half Hour, YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis are joined with Ian Fletcher to help explain the problem, or the benefit, behind U.S. inflation.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. Business Insider - Both halves of the US's inflation nightmare are starting to look better -

  2. The Econofact Network - Thinking Can Make It So: The Important Role of Inflation Expectations -

  3. CNN - Economists question validity of Manchin's inflation fears on Build Back Better -

  4. CNN Business - If prices keep rising, a nightmare scenario for the US economy is a real possibility -

  5. Economic Policy Institute - Low-wage, low-hours workers were hit hardest in the COVID-19 recession -

  6. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Quantitative Easing: How Well Does This Tool Work? -

  7. Global Asset Management - Inflationary pressures -

  8. The White House - Historical Parallels to Today’s Inflationary Episode -

  9. Brookings - What does the Federal Reserve mean when it talks about tapering? -

  10. WSJ - U.S. Inflation Hit 7% in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982 -

  11. End This Depression Now! By Paul Krugman

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

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