Why Ken Langone thinks the Fed is wrong and inflation is here to stay


Billionaire businessman Ken Langone told CNBC on Wednesday he expects higher-than-usual inflation to hit the U.S. economy for longer than the Federal Reserve anticipates.

In an interview on “Squawk Box,” the Home Depot co-founder said both raw material and labor shortages have caused increased consumer prices during the pandemic economic reopening. Now, the potential for trillions of dollars of additional government spending on top of that is worrisome, Langone said.

“I think you’re going to take a white-hot fire and throw a five-gallon gas can on top of it. You’re going to have flames so high it’s going to be incredible,” Langone said. “I don’t believe this is transitory. I don’t believe…


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