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While the current episode of inflation has created challenges for many, this is not the first time Canada has gone through such an experience. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Here’s what we can learn from Canada’s response to inflation in the 1980s and 1990s

The real question in the minds of many economists is what the trend in inflation will be going forward, and when interest rates will begin to fall and bring relief to Canadians.
Young voters in Ann Arbor, Mich., fill out applications to cast their ballot in the midterm elections in November 2022. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Young people are lukewarm about Biden – and giving them more information doesn’t move the needle much

While young voters say they would be more likely to vote for Biden after they learn more about the economy and other topics, they did not appear affected by Donald Trump’s norm-defying behavior.
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey, like other central bank heads, has been trying to see a way through a recent inflation crisis. PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Inflation has affected the UK, US and Europe differently – here’s what this means for interest rates

The UK, eurozone and US inflation stories have diverged, which means each economy is now fighting a distinct battle with prices rises, which could require very different weapons.
The social and financial costs of policing food theft are higher than the costs of addressing poverty and income inequality. (Shutterstock)

Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is

The food theft crisis is framed as a threat to paying customers. This furthers the divide between those who can still afford groceries and those who cannot.
UK chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, with his 2023 Autumn Statement. Simon Walker/No 10 Downing Street/Flickr

Autumn statement: experts react to national insurance and business tax cuts

National insurance cuts and business investment were all included, as was the pensions triple lock. But our experts saw some omissions.

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