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Grant Reeher Discusses Inflation and Supply Disruption in Washington Examiner

October 21, 2021

Washington Examiner

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Inflation and significant issues with the supply chains that bring goods into the U.S. have driven up prices for almost every product Americans use—but the Biden administration has worked to frame the problems as minor inconveniences.

"The county has lived through periods of high inflation in the last 40 years, more than one of them, but our politics I think was in a different place," says Professor Grant Reeher. "Having said that, historically, at least in our relatively recent past, voters seem to be more sensitive generally to unemployment and wages than they are to inflation, even though inflation certainly has an enormous effect on what those wages will buy," Reeher adds. "It seems like that often hits them more deeply."

Read more in the Washington Examiner article, "Why is White House painting inflation and supply disruption as minor problems?"

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