The Politicus Pulse – August 17, 2011

Aug 17 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Welcome to the Politicus Pulse. Here are the links you need to see to get your day started off right. Consider this a cup of coffee for your mind.

John Boehner’s Boys-Only Lobbyist Golfing Buddies (Mother Jones)

Want some face time with the speaker of the House? Try being a corporate lobbyist at one of America’s most exclusive country clubs.

Quantitative Easing ‘is Good for the Rich, Bad for the Poor’ (The Guardian)

As the Bank of England prepares to vote on quantitative easing, a report argues the extra cash ‘exacerbates already extreme income inequality.’

Architectures of Violence: Famine and Profits (al Jazeera)

The widespread scarcity of food is mistakenly viewed as a crime without a culprit.

The Billionaire King of Techtopia (Details Magazine)

Peter Thiel rose to fame by launching PayPal and funding a little upstart called Facebook. You’ll find his fingerprints on — and his seed money in — everything from DNA manipulation to Hollywood movies along with any Silicon Valley enterprise worth knowing about. Now the 43-year-old gay libertarian is embarking on his most ambitious venture: a start-up country on the open ocean that will be governed by his Ayn Rand—inspired ideology. Will it be Thiel’s crowing achievement or the biggest bust since Waterworld?

Ryan Avent and the Ghost of the 1930s (Kantoos Economics)

Are we repeating the 1930’s? There are a lot more similarities than one might think.

Today’s Tune:

Bartender – Dave Matthews Band

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