Rate rises and inequality
Debunking Economics - the podcastApril 26, 2023x
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Rate rises and inequality

Nobody wins when rates rise. Central banks might argue that everybody wins, because they are using these rises as the blunt instrument to knock down inflation. But the wealthy lose out because asset prices take a hammering, and the working poor become of the unworking even-poorer as the economic slowdown leads to rising unemployment. But it’s clear those on lower incomes suffer the most. This week Phil asks Steve if there’s a way for central banks to reduce the inequality as they seek to tame inflation?

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