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Entry from September 29, 2021
“Most Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park”

The “Federal Reserve” ("the Fed") is the central banking system of the United States. It should not be confused with a “national reserve” (a national park), but the joke is that some people do confuse the two.

“‘Oh yeah?’ Obama shot back, ‘well yo mama’s so fiscally incompetent she thinks the Federal Reserve is a national park’” was posted on Twitter by Enough Harper on July 21, 2011. “And that’s why for most Americans the ‘federal reserve’ is a national park” was posted on Twitter by zerohedge on September 15, 2015. “around 70% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park” was posted on Twitter by #WeDoNotConsent on April 10, 2016. “30% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park” was posted on Twitter by Clive Dunn on September 21, 2017. “I saw this meme. (...) Most Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park” was said in a YouTube video by neverlosetruth3 KAFKA on September 29, 2021.


Wikipedia: Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States of America. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, after a series of financial panics (particularly the panic of 1907) led to the desire for central control of the monetary system in order to alleviate financial crises. Over the years, events such as the Great Depression in the 1930s and the Great Recession during the 2000s have led to the expansion of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System.

Wikipedia: List of areas in the United States National Park System
National reserves
National reserves are partnerships between federal, state, and local authorities. Within the boundaries of the three national reserves are combinations of federal land (Park Service or National Wildlife Refuges), state parks and forests, local public lands, and private properties. Two national reserves are currently managed as official units.

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Enough Harper
@EnoughHarper
““Oh yeah?” Obama shot back, “well yo mama’s so fiscally incompetent she thinks the Federal Reserve is a national park.” #yomama #uspolitics
11:21 PM · Jul 21, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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zerohedge
@zerohedge
And that’s why for most Americans the “federal reserve” is a national park
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CBS News
@CBSNews
· Sep 15, 2015
Schools noticing “troubling new trend” — children drinking hand sanitizer http://cbsn.ws/1NBHOY9
5:14 PM · Sep 15, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Anthony Isola
@ATeachMoment
Interviewed today about FED, my comment “lets have some perspective, many in this country think the Federal Reserve is a national park.”
7:07 AM · Sep 18, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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zerohedge
@zerohedge
And the Federal Reserve is a national park
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Reuters India
@ReutersIndia
· Oct 6, 2015
Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian lead most-followed Instagram accounts http://reut.rs/1Z6v5jX
7:08 AM · Oct 6, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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#WeDoNotConsent
@0p3nS0urc3
“around 70% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park” ?????????  #WTF
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zerohedge
@zerohedge
· Apr 9, 2016
“The People Of Germany Aren’t Stupid” - Germany Takes Aim At The ECB: Spiegel http://zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-09/people-germany-arent-stupid-germany-takes-aim-ecb-spiegel
3:26 AM · Apr 10, 2016·Twitter for iPad

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leedo
@leed0
“around 70% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park” ...
1:21 PM · Apr 10, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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Clive Dunn
@cliveldunn
“Citizen Rage” Soon to be Directed at #CentralBanks (30% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park)
http://zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-21/albert-edwards-citizen-rage-will-soon-be-directed-schizophrenic-central-banks
11:22 AM · Sep 21, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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Ben Hunt
@EpsilonTheory
Replying to @zerohedge and @WSJ
“We are far less optimistic that this will be the final outcome in a world in which a no less than 30% of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park.”
AGREE.
8:53 AM · Nov 6, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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Long Gamma Aurelius
@StoicValue
1/2 of Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park anyway…
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Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes
· Sep 6, 2018
My favorite example of how informationally toxic YouTube’s algorithm is this:
Imagine you’re high school freshman and got a school assignment about the Federal Reserve.
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7:44 PM · Sep 7, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Ghost
@Econghost
Replying to @xcsler and @QTRResearch
Truth.  Most Americans think the Federal Reserve is a National Park.
4:27 PM · Feb 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Ghost
@Econghost
Replying to @RudyHavenstein and @federalreserve
I’ve said this before but why would the people recognize the Fed as the root of all problems when most of them think the Federal Reserve is a National park?  The media isn’t going to help.
5:09 AM · Sep 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Rustam Jamilov
@RustamJamilov
Too generous imo. The average person doesn’t know what inflation means. And 15% of Americans think that Federal Reserve is a national park.
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Shengwu Li
@ShengwuLi
· Aug 11
Macroeconomists: Since rational expectations is second nature to us, it’s easy to forget that the average person probably just fits an ARMA model to predict next year’s inflation.
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12:26 PM · Aug 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

YouTube
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Sep 29, 2021
neverlosetruth3 KAFKA
(At 14:000.—ed.)
“I saw this meme. (...) Most Americans think the Federal Reserve is a national park.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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