And this final note. As a general rule we turn to the likes of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, economists, Nobel Prize winners to give us their take on important financial issues like inflation. But in the Twitter age, everybody has an opinion on just about everything.
So I guess it wasn't too surprising to read this tweet today: "Have you guys seen food and gas prices lately? U.S. $ will soon be worthless if the Fed keeps printing money!"
Of COURSE the tweet was from...Lindsay Lohan. She later clarified to her two-million-plus followers that it was a sponsored tweet. But then added that: "I actually do care about gas and food prices, so whether it's an #ad or no [sic], it's important for people to be aware of it."