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Groundwork’s Dr. Rakeen Mabud Responds to Latest Inflation Report

WASHINGTON -

Today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows year-over-year inflation at 9.1%, driven by rising energy costs. Groundwork’s Chief Economist Dr. Rakeen Mabud reacted with the following statement:

“This morning's report highlights the fact that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Fed have done little to combat the inflation that continues to take a toll on workers, families, and small businesses across the country. Additional rate hikes would push millions out of work and further raise the risk of a recession that would only worsen economic pain.

“Policymakers must tackle inflation at its source: by addressing the rampant corporate profiteering and snarled supply chains that are causing significant financial hardship across the country.”

 

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The  Groundwork Collaborative is dedicated to advancing a coherent and persuasive progressive economic worldview and narrative capable of delivering meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. Our work is driven by a core guiding principle: We are the economy. Groundwork Collaborative envisions an economic system that produces strong, broadly shared prosperity and power for all people, not just a wealthy few.

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