Asking an expert about economic anxieties

The stock market took a nosedive last week because everyone panicked over the revelation that inflation had jumped by a whopping one-tenth of 1 percent in August.

Seems pretty crazy to me.

So I thought it would be a good time to check in with my favorite economist, the esteemed author of “Baptists and Bootleggers,” the only non-football Clemson person I know who is famous enough to have his own Wikipedia page, Bruce Yandle.

In addition to being a Dean Emeritus of Clemson University, he was once executive director of the Federal Trade

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