What happened to the economy — and your money — in 2021

A person counts money and looks at their planner
It's been a big year in economic news. How have your finances been affected?
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The Great Resignation. Supply chain drama. Inflation. Bad bosses. The return — or not — to offices. It’s been a big year in economic news. 

MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two economic experts to make sense of it all. They’ll review the biggest trends of the year, how we’ve been affected and what we can learn about managing our money in the year ahead. 


  • Kristine West is an associate professor of economics at St. Catherine University and the director of the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics

  • Chris Farrell is MPR’s senior economics contributor

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