Media, esperti economici reagiscono ai numeri di inflazione di aprile: 'Not a lot of comfort'

Inflation cooled slightly for the first time in several months in April, ma è rimasto comunque alto come l'indice dei prezzi al consumo (CPI) è entrato a 8.3%. Nel mese di marzo, l'inflazione ha colpito 8.5%, che era un altro record di 40 anni. Core prices, which exclude energy and food, were up 6.2% in Aprile. Prices jumped 0.3% between March and April. Food prices increased by 1% and shelter, which makes up about one-third of the CPI, also rose by 0.5% lo scorso mese.

View of the prices of gas at the Shell gas station on Friday, marzo 25, 2022, in New York.

View of the prices of gas at the Shell gas station on Friday, marzo 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

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Both the monthly gain and the CPI number were higher than economists predicted. Media personalities and more were quick to emphasize on Twitter that inflation was still ravaging Americans.

Heather Long, a Washington Post economic columnist and editorial board member, said inflation wasgoing to remain painfully high for awhile.

Food costs, new vehicle costs, shelter and medical expenses keep rising,” ha continuato.

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Steve Hanke, an economist and professor at Johns Hopkins, said that inflation was a result ofexcessive money supplysince the start of the pandemic in 2020. “Thanks to the Fed’s monetary mistakes and Biden’s blunders, elevated inflation will be with us trough [sic] 2023,” ha twittato.

Asked about inflation, Presidente Biden disse Tuesday that his policies “Aiuto, not hurt.He released a statement Wednesday, saying that the slight decrease washeartening.” tuttavia, Biden said the reality was that prices were still very high.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAGGIO 10: NOI. President Joe Biden speaks about inflation and the economy in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus May 10, 2022 a WashingtonDCDC. Biden stated that tackling the rising prices is his top domestic priority and accused Republicans of not having a plan to fight inflation. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAGGIO 10: NOI. President Joe Biden speaks about inflation and the economy in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus May 10, 2022 a Washington, DC. Biden stated that tackling the rising prices is his top domestic priority and accused Republicans of not having a plan to fight inflation. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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