With all the headlines about supply chain woes and photos of empty grocery store shelves and container ships waiting in line at ship ports, one could get the impression that the economy is in shambles. At least, that’s what Republicans yelling about inflation want you to think. As we note in this edition of Weekend Reader, a number of reporters and economists dug into the issue to see what is really going on with the economy, and concluded that despite inflation, real wages are going up and government stimulus is working.

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