What Do Lindsay Lohan and Ron Paul Have in Common?

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No, this has nothing to do with legalizing marijuana -- we can only guess where Lohan stands on that one. But apparently, both the notorious Hollywood bad girl and the libertarian-leaning presidential hopeful are deeply concerned that the Federal Reserve's policies are ruining America. In a tweet yesterday, Lindsay Lohan tweeted her serious worry about coming U.S. hyperinflation. Perhaps she too is annoyed about the price at the pump having risen last spring and is finally voicing her concern?

Here's the tweet, via Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider:

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There are (at least) a few things to say about this. First, Lindsay needs to stick to actin--, singin--, whatever it is she does these days and leave economics to the economists. The Fed's intervention is not driving food and energy prices. Moreover, the current levels of inflation are not nearly approaching levels where U.S. dollars will soon be worthless. To be sure, prices had been rising, but Americans aren't going to be pushing around wheelbarrows of dollars anytime soon to purchase a quart of milk.

Even more oddly, as Weisenthal notes, she provides a link to a National Inflation Association ad. He explains that the group's mission is "Preparing Americans For Hyperinflation." So perhaps this is part of some of Lohan's court-mandated community service? She's just trying to help!

Read the full story at Business Insider.

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Daniel Indiviglio was an associate editor at The Atlantic from 2009 through 2011. He is now the Washington, D.C.-based columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He is also a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. More

Indiviglio has also written for Forbes. Prior to becoming a journalist, he spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant.
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