Charging families the same price — or an even higher one — for smaller products should be illegal. The Shrinkflation Prevention Act is a first step to putting a stop to this deceptive practice once and for all.
“Major disasters can be wonderful opportunities for increases in profits.” @IsabellaMWeber’s work on seller’s inflation offers insight into the most recent inflation crisis and solutions policymakers can use to address future crises.
“Grocery store mergers are the absolute last thing Americans facing high prices at the check-out line want to see. The FTC is absolutely right to block it.” @owenslindsay1 praises the @FTC’s suit to block the Kroger-Albertsons merger.
Corporate power & concentration have increased inequality, but there’s reason to believe a shift in the balance of power is underway. @NabsIMA points to worker power & the resurgence of the anti-monopoly movement as signs of hope in @prosyn:
Great piece by @genebsperling that discusses how @POTUS learned from previous economic recoveries to make the recovery from the COVID-19 recession one of the quickest and most equitable on record. Robust public investments work.
“The journey towards racial equity is far from complete, but the current moment offers hope & a blueprint for how to advance this critical cause.” Our labor market recovery led to a narrowing of the Black & white wage & unemployment gaps, @arindube writes.
Grocers in Europe fight against price gouging by refusing to carry offending companies’ products. @whizyk covers the differences in American markets and features our grocery inflation report in discussing what we can do to address profiteering.
High grocery prices affect us all. Our latest report dives into the drivers of grocery inflation and what we can to do address it. https://bit.ly/3OG45bZ