Talking Stagflation With My Daddy

Next time, I’ll be a better daughter instead of an economic data junky

Kristle Chester
4 min readJul 7, 2022

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When gas prices doubled
Photo by Yassine Khalfalli on Unsplash

“Inflation’s through the roof. Gas prices are sky-high. They’re talking about stagflation,” my daddy said. The words tumbled out in a single breath as if building to a horrific prophecy of economic doom. Instead, the conversation shifted to the price of canned pinto beans costing more than…

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Kristle Chester

Freelancer. Data geek. Gardener. Baker. Spaniel lover. Georgian. MA International Commerce and Policy.