The U.S. Economy: Successes, Challenges, and Perceptions

Binyamin AppelbaumTwitter, New York Times
Scott HorsleyTwitter, National Public Radio
Greg IpTwitter and Wall Street Journal
Heather LongTwitter Washington Post

May 12, 2024

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U.S. unemployment remains low, while inflation has fallen, even though it remains above its 2 percent target. But there remain public concerns about the economy. Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times, Scott Horsley of NPR, Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal, and Heather Long of The Washington Post join EconoFact Chats to discuss some of the sources of current economic discontentment among voters, as well as issues related to the longer-run performance of the economy, such as inequality, housing, and manufacturing competitiveness.

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