#92 - Can we stop inflation? | Curio

#92 - Can we stop inflation?

17 mins | Nov 11, 2021

Today's episode from 11th November 2021. First this morning: The cost of living is going up thanks to a myriad of reasons, but is innovation the answer to inflation? We take a look at how technology could solve some of our biggest problems. Then later on, why "always look on the bright side" is the worst advice. We unpick what toxic positivity looks like and discover some approaches of dealing with negative emotions. We’re heading towards a cold and expensive winter, and with pressing inflationary factors like labour shortages and an ageing population, the largest and richest companies are problem-solving with technological innovations of their own. From the Financial Times, Rana Foroohar explores how cutting-edge technologies play a role in offsetting inflationary pressures by increasing productivity and eliminating excess costs. Having a positive mindset is thought to be a powerful self-help strategy. However, evidence shows that pushing away negative emotions is harmful to our mental health and the general wellbeing of others. For The Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Bernstein investigates how stifling emotions impacted various individuals lives and discovers the multiple ways we can have a healthier relationship with those negative feelings we'd rather avoid. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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