Inflation is back, when we all thought it was dead and buried.

What caused it, why did no one see it coming, and how worried should we be? With people across the world confronting a poisonous new economic reality, internationally renowned economist Stephen King offers a myth-busting explanation of inflation. Outlining the desperate gullibility of central bankers and finance ministers - and our abject failure to learn from history – he asks how we got into the current mess and what, if anything, can we do about it?

Chaired by Richard Moss, BBC Political editor NE & Cumbria

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"Everything you wanted to know about inflation but were afraid to ask. This book is timely, well-researched and very well-written."Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England

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