Concerns of stagflation, Regulating CAFOs

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A man looks at beef in the meat department in a grocery store.
A man looks at beef in the meat department at Lambert’s Rainbow Market, on June 15, 2021 in Westwood, Mass. Prices have accelerated across the economy, from food and furniture to apartment rents, airline fares and electricity. Charles Krupa/AP Photo

We learn more about concerns over 1970’s-style stagflation returning, with the help of an economist. Then, a reporter shares how small town efforts to regulate CAFOs have met significant challenges.

Featured in this Show

  • The World Bank says we're in for a round of 1970s-style stagflation

    The World Bank announced this week that the economy is at risk of spiraling into stagflation — a mix of stagnation and inflation. An economist explains what this means, and just how likely it is to happen.

  • Small towns in Wisconsin have tried to regulate CAFOs. Ag lobbyists say that's illegal.

    Several small towns in Wisconsin have attempted to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, but have been met with pushback by agricultural lobbying groups. A reporter explains.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Mark Copelovitch Guest
  • Diana Kruzman Guest