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How advertisers approached inflation in the 1970s, and how they approach it today

Jul 27, 2022
When inflation raged decades ago, some marketers saw it as an opportunity. Now, the money-saving pitch is more subtle.
"Stagflation" plagued the economy of the late 1970s and early '80s. Some marketers saw it as an opportunity to pitch brands as pocketbook friendly. Above, New York's Times Square in 1979.
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How to rank the world’s economic superpowers, according to Ray Dalio

Jun 3, 2022
Also, why Dalio says we’re entering a period of stagflation.
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said the U.S.’s relative power on the world stage is deteriorating while China’s is growing.
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Stagflation, explained

Apr 26, 2018
Inflation is kicking into gear. But it’s not clear economic activity will shift much higher. Higher prices and slow growth are some key ingredients for “stagflation.”  Is that where we’re headed? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

If Trump stimulates the economy, one result could be growth. Another? Stagflation

Nov 14, 2016
It was a 1970s nightmare: high inflation and no growth.
Traders at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange watch Donald Trump after he wins the U.S. presidential elections.
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