The new Jackson Hole consensus: A more volatile world is here to stay

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2022
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As many of the world's most powerful economic policymakers took to the lectern at an annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the last few days, a recurring — and disturbing — theme emerged from the proceedings.

Many of these leaders believe that the extraordinary economic volatility of the last few years — with whipsawing growth, supply disruptions and inflation — are likely to persist for many years to come.

Why it matters: We may be entering a more inherently volatile period in the world economy. Geopolitics, pandemic, and climate change are...

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