This afternoon's column is an experiment: I was curious what would happen if I gathered my favorite tweets from the past week and put them all in one place. Might a theme emerge? Are there any important items we may have missed? How much of Twitter is simply unproductive snark-filled fun?

Regardless, we ended up with some pretty cool and amusing items that, I think, are worth your time on a Friday afternoon. Here are my favorite tweets from this week:


As the situation between Russia and Ukraine unfolded, you could count on my friend Josh to make a hilarious observation:

Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, wryly observed:

And then there's this from Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group:

The Economy

It's official: Presenting your new Federal Reserve chair:

Temporary worker hiring is often a leading indicator of future hires:

An interesting take from Stephanie Kelton, the editor-in-chief of New Economic Perspectives, turning the traditional idea of Keynesian stimulus on its head:

Markets and Investing

Uh-oh: Does this mean the streak is due to end?

The original technician says:

Market Gossip

@GSElevator loses his book deal, and generates a snarky response from Goldman Sachs' Twitter account:

Forget about the Oscars. Howard Lindzon's snap may be the selfie of the year:


Quoting Bill Gross on fixed income:

Which leads to this intelligently hilarious comment:


Owe the banks $100 and it's your problem ...

Random Stuff

Happy I'm not a rabbit:

A gorgeous use of drones

Be sure to catch our long-form weekend reads tomorrow morning!

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