Bye boy, have fun trying to raise the consumer price index!
Bye boy, have fun trying to raise the consumer price index! - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

The latest figures on inflation came out this morning.

Zip. Zero. Bupkis. No change to the headline consumer price index July to August.

Inflation in this economy is once again dead, it would seem, but there was a bump of eight tenths percent from July a year ago. That leads me back to this scene from "The Princess Bride." We've used it before, but it's just too good.

if you really stop and think about it kind of what the Fed's doing, right?

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal