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Holiday Shopping Woes? Look Beyond COVID-19 to Trade Politics

The pandemic, supply chains, and inflation hit this holiday shopping season. Are trade politics to blame? The Economist's Soumaya Keynes joins Deep Dish to discuss.
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As we move closer to the holidays, we’re all seeing the impact of shifts in the global trade system firsthand while shopping: shortages, high prices, and long shipping delays. The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes joins Deep Dish to explain why this situation is about more than just supply chains or COVID-19—it's about politics and the way our world is dismantling the rules-based trade system.

About the Experts
Britain Economics Editor, The Economist
Soumaya Keynes is the Britain economics editor for The Economist, and previously covered economics, the US economy and trade. She is also the co-host of the Trade Talks podcast.
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Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson

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