Here is the invitation:

Please join us as Chairman Bernanke visits the University of Michigan for a conversation with Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins on monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis, and long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy.

Chairman Bernanke will also take questions from the audience and from Twitter. (Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolbernanke)

 

Here are the not surprising results:

 
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Bernanke Tweets

Source: This was emailed to me — anyone know the source for this?

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor, Web/Tech

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

8 Responses to “Bernanke Tweets”

  1. RW says:

    Would actually be interested in the answer to Mark Dow’s and Tom Keene’s question, the rest were either frivolous or tendentious or, in the cases of GlobalMacroZen and Jim Grant, both.

  2. MayorQuimby says:

    None of them were frivolous or tendentious. ZH’s is particularly important.

  3. V says:

    Twitter is the perfect medium for the Fed Chairman. No need for those lengthy dry speechs, he can just tweet. “Chill, subprime is contained” etc.

  4. MikeNY says:

    I think the answer to ZH’s question (who knew he was so ripped?!) is pretty obvious:

    “We monetize $2 trillion a year.”

  5. eroldictat says:

    Fact is stranger than fiction. This story and the tweet montage is case-in-point. When a Kalashnikov-holding monkey serves as someone’s introduction to a serious question posed to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and it seems completely normal to all of us, time to press crtl+alt+del on what we have become. As a non-tweeter, I seriously thought this was a spoof.

  6. dcsos says:

    Good Job, FED, limiting debt to 140 zeros

  7. hawks5999 says:

    Barry, what’s the problem with the ZH question, apart from your disdain for ZH?