The Fed Interest Rate Hike

It has been a rocky week for the U.S. economy, with record high inflation reports and the Federal Reserve increasing benchmark interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point. This is the steepest hike in close to thirty years. In this episode, Adam and Cam make sense of this spike and ponder what the Biden administration should do to curb inflation – if anything. Later on, they set their eyes on Colombia, which has a presidential election on Sunday. For the first time in Colombia, there's a high likelihood they may elect a left-wing president. Adam and Cam analyze why right-wing economics have been such a large part of Colombian history and what presidential candidate Gustavo Petro’s proposed policies could do for the country. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Om Podcasten

Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.