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It's the week before Thanksgiving, which means its time for consumers to gear up for the Christmas holiday shopping season that retailers began gearing up for back in June. But if the person you're shopping for works in the financial industry, or perhaps is simply some sort of strange economics wonk, that can be especially tough. After all, what can you possibly buy that would be genuinely fun for someone whose idea of fun revolves around banking or monetary policy?

We here at Political Calculations are happy to help you solve this problem! After watching Despicable Me 2 in the theaters earlier this year, it dawned on us that many of the animated characters in the movie are actually modeled after real life people. Specifically, the officials of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

For example, here's a side-by-side comparison between Minnesota Fed president Narayana Kocherlakota and the minion Dave:

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