Facebook Pixel
Plain English with Derek Thompson

U.S. Economy FAQ: Skyrocketing Insurance Prices, Stuck Inflation, Higher Rates, and Wrong Experts

Jason Furman, a professor of economics at Harvard, returns to the show to discuss the biggest economic questions of the moment, including:
- Why have home and auto insurance prices skyrocketed?
- Why did inflation stop falling in 2024?
- How did economic experts get their disinflation forecasts so wrong?
- What sticky-high prices are preventing further disinflation?
- Are interest rates going to be higher for years?
If you have questions, observations, or ideas for future episodes, email us at PlainEnglish@Spotify.com. 
Host: Derek Thompson
Guest: Jason Furman
Producer: Devon Baroldi
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Plain English with Derek Thompson
Not playing