US Inflation Becoming Everyone’s Problem

The US economy is going through an unusual period with many trouble spots, including an unsustainable wage growth from a tight labor market, inflation from supply-side disruption triggered by a confluence of factors such as the trade war with China and the Russia-Ukraine war. Moreover, the monetization of the historically high federal budget deficit of $5.90 trillion in fiscal 2020 and 2021 has created asset demand that pushes up inflation.