By Deborah Solomon
It's been a tough few years for the Federal Reserve, what with the economic crisis, persistently high unemployment, and naysayers doubting the central bank's every move. But not everyone has joined Ron Paul's crusade against the Fed. An innocuous tweet by economist Justin Wolfers has sparked a Fed love-in, with economists, journalists, bloggers and others weighing in using the hashtag #fedvalentines.
Here is a selection of some of the more memorable (or geeky) ways economists -- many at the Fed itself -- told the central bank "I love you" in 140 characters or less:
@Justinwolfers: You're my long-run target; my nominal anchor. #FedValentines
@Justinwolfers: You're my gold standard. FedValentines
@SFFedReserve: My love is elastic, my commitment too big to fail fedvalentines
@SFFedReserve: I'm going to extraordinary measures to increase your stimulus fedvalentines
@PhiladelphiaFed: My love: you increase my interest & never diminish my returns. FedValentines
@PhiladelphiaFed: Her deviations are never standard, her probabilities never mean. FedValentines
@AtlantaFed: Being with you hikes my pulse by several basis points fedvalentines
@MinneapolisFed: Shall I compare thee to price stability and full employment? FedValentines
@NYFedResearch: I'll be faithful to you at least until late 2014 (with dissent). fedvalentines
@MarkThomaThe non-traditional stimulus was way better than I thought it would be. FedValentines
ChicagoFed: Roses are red, these tweets are great, would you like to learn about our dual mandate?
(Deborah Solomon is a member of the Bloomberg View editorial board.)
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