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We love zombies as much as the next show, but zombie inflation? In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. Today, as the Federal Reserve concludes another meeting likely to keep inflation six feet under, we ask is it time to bring inflation back from the dead? Plus, more haunting news, Freakonomics Radio stops by to tell us how your advanced degree may be hurting your chances at a job. Over in China, a different version of Iron Man 3, catered to Chinese audiences, is set to release. What does that say about the Chinese film industry?

Segments From this episode

To financial advisory firms: A list of words to avoid on Twitter

May 1, 2013
Putnam Investments says certain words used on social media can trigger regulatory scrutiny.

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.

Should we bring inflation back from the dead?

May 1, 2013
In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. As the Federal Reserve concludes yet another meeting to keep inflation six feet under, we ask if it's time to bring inflation back from the dead.

A whole different 'Iron Man' for the Chinese market

May 1, 2013
Disney is releasing two distinct versions of "Iron Man 3" this week: The international version and the Chinese version. How is Hollywood tailoring movies for the growing Chinese audience?

New study details the costs and benefits of Medicaid

May 1, 2013
In Oregon, researchers followed 10,000 new enrollees in Medicaid. They used more health care services, but had more to spend on other necessities.

Report estimates 260,000 died in Somalia famine

May 1, 2013
Critics have blamed the U.N. for not reacting faster to the 2011 famine in Somalia because the international community feared that relief would be confiscated by Islamic militants.

Data is the economy's new oil

May 1, 2013
Consumer data is becoming a commodity like oil and, like oil, it needs refineries so that companies can profit from it. Meet the data analytics industry.
A worker assembles a data center module container at the Rittal stand at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair the day before the fair opens to visitors on March 4, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.
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Chairman of Ford Motor Company on why he wants to sell fewer cars

May 1, 2013
Bill Ford says he hopes his company will help develop public transportation in urban areas and get rid of the gridlock.

We love zombies as much as the next show, but zombie inflation? In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. Today, as the Federal Reserve concludes another meeting likely to keep inflation six feet under, we ask is it time to bring inflation back from the dead? Plus, more haunting news, Freakonomics Radio stops by to tell us how your advanced degree may be hurting your chances at a job. Over in China, a different version of Iron Man 3, catered to Chinese audiences, is set to release. What does that say about the Chinese film industry?

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Mathematics Mos Def
Love Jones J Dilla