Wintrust Business Lunch 5/17/21: Inflation fears rising, the future of e-scooters in Chicago, and long working hours are killing us

Wintrust Business Lunch

A man and his dog ride on an electric scooter at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, on April 6, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

 Segment 1: Michael Miller, Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University, joins John to talk about the main job of the Federal Reserve, if the Fed should be required to consider whether or not its policy actions make income less or more unequal, the ongoing fears of inflation, how supplemental unemployment benefits have impacted the economy and why the world economy is running low on everything.

Segment 2:  Chicago Inno‘s Associate Editor Katherine Davis tells John the latest news about Chicago startup innovation including the City Council planning to discuss the future of e-scooters in Chicago, and home insurance startup Kin raising $64 million in funding last week.

Segment 3: WGN Reporter and Crain’s Daily Gist host Amy Guth gives us a round-up of the latest business stories including a new study that finds that long work hours are killing us and AT&T spinning off WarnerMedia to combine with Discovery as new company.

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