Capitalist economic propagandists have ready-made answers for every leak that springs up on the capitalist ship. From cooking the books on COVID to the fake unemployment numbers, capitalists’ Nero fiddles as Yankeedom burns. In the case of inflation, it is now over 5%, the highest since the crash of 2008. For international trade, the cost of port-to-port container space from Shanghai to Los Angeles is up 500% since early 2020. Given the dependence of Yankeedom on Chinese products, inflation threatens the imports of essential goods.
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