Consumer spending anomalies are the new norm: podcast

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A person shops in the beverage aisle at a grocery store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters Breakingviews) - High inflation and glum sentiment are changing how people use their money. In this edition of The Exchange podcast, Brookings Institution economist Wendy Edelberg explains what shoppers are loath to give up during times of duress and why strange patterns will persist.

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