Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now

Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now
Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now

Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now

From computer chips to rental cars to chicken breasts, a complex global supply chain is straining under pent-up post-vaccine demand. NPR’s Scott Horsley explains what’s going on — and why Biden administration officials think price hikes will eventually level out.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR’s Camila Domonoske — who reported on computer chips in car manufacturing — and NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, which reported on slowdowns in food processing and manufacturing.

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