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With Inflation at 40-Year Highs, How De-Russianization Has Changed the Narrative

Inflation hits 7.9% and gets more political than ever.

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Published on: Mar 10, 2022

This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US.

The U.S. inflation print ran hot again last month, hitting 7.9% year over year and the highest in four decades. In this episode, NLW breaks down the numbers within the numbers. He also previews the evolving politics around inflation and how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made inflation even more front and center in the global economy.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso , research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg via Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at