Book notes: We need to talk about inflation, by Stephen King

A short, sensible book that highlights key issues – and might make a good, belated Christmas gift!

We need to talk about inflation, by Stephen King
Yale University Press

Stephen King, We need to talk about inflation: 14 urgent lessons from the last 2,000 years, Yale University Press, 2023, 240 pages 

Stephen King is a senior economic adviser at HSBC. His latest book, published earlier this year, could hardly have been more timely. People are, after all, talking a great deal about inflation and, in plenty of countries, it has shown up in polls as the single most pressing public concern.

In much of the world, it was widely thought we had successfully dealt with

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