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The Politicus Pulse – August 15, 2011
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.
Blame for Financial Mess Starts with the Corporate Lobby (WaPo)
You helped create the monsters that are rampaging through the political and economic countryside, wreaking havoc and sucking the lifeblood out of the global economy.
Who Rules America? Breaking Down the Top 1% (Media Roots)
A complex and discrete set of laws and exemptions from laws has been put in place by the top 1% of the U.S. financial system. It allows them to protect and increase their wealth and significantly affect the U.S. political and legislative processes.
Matt Damon for President? In US Politics, They Have Seen Crazier Scripts (The Guardian)
The line between Hollywood fame and political power is often blurred, so suggestions that the liberal actor might run can’t be dismissed.
Nouriel ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini: ‘Karl Marx Was Right’ (International Business Times)
The noted NYU economist says Karl Marx was right in some of his critiques of capitalism.
The Texas Unmiracle (NYT)
Rick Perry will likely campaign on claims of an economic miracle in Texas, but the miracle is a myth.
Biko – Peter Gabriel