Daniel

We used to be the most prosperous nation in the world. What's the new role that Obama has reimagined for us?

Frank

Ben Bernanke? Barack Obama? Might as well throw Tim Geithner in there too. I would like to know how Bernanke has staved off the new Great Depression, by spending billions of taxpayer dollars on rescuing banks...all because we did it once with Bear Stearns, watched AIG fall apart, and then realized we set a precedent so should continually save these guys! Barack Obama - I scoff at the notion he is any more than a good speaker. Finger pointing is easy...blame Bush - it seems to be the Democratic Party's spilled milk for the past 2 presidents (Clinton and Obama). However, what seems odd to me is that both Democratic presidents did much to unravel a good thing (clinton and his "everyone deserves to own a house" policy...basically setting everyone up for failure with ARMs that we are currently facing today; and Obama and his universal healthcare, closing of GITMO, and terrible foreign policy lambasting America in the process). Good work all

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msgnet

Bernanke? We won't know all the repercussions of Fed policy for decades. And Obama? We might as well give him the Nobel peace prize. Oh wait - already did that.

Nan

Number 53 and 54 should be number 1 and 2.

The Internet is the technology of this decade and the coming era, and Linux is the backbone that it is built upon.

TBL and Linus should receive the Nobel Peace prize.

JimBob

Yes, Obama has rekindled our image into one of acquiescence and cowardice. How's that Iran nuclear problem working out? North Korea? Um....Afghanistan?
Sigh.....

MbG

Bernanke? The same Bernanke who didn't see it coming? Who thought it would quickly pass? Who made sure that Government Sachs emerged unscathed? How about "Asleep at the Wheel" instead?

frankenduf

easy there posters- if you actually took the time to read the entire list, you would have seen the "jk" at the end- ill admit my own bias is to chomsky, but then i realized any list that coincides chomsky and cheney would FAIL

science minded

I, for one, am so glad that we can agree that there is a real difference between thinking and knowing.

Rick Matz

Are you sure that the list wasn't posted in The Onion? That would make more sense.

Eric M. Jones

Hah hah....Someone obviously hacked the list (like the Time 100) and the first letters of each of their last names spells: B. O. R. R. P. C...okay I'm still working on what it means.

Certainly, they can't be serious.
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aaron

This one says it all:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/11/30/the_fp_top_100_global_thinkers?page=0,4

Hank

Here is a little truth from Congressman Ron Paul's book “End The Fed” .

When you think about it, debasing the currency is counterfeiting. It steals value from every dollar earned and saved. It robs the people and makes them poorer. It is the absolute enemy of the workingman. It transfers wealth from the middle class to the privileged rich.

Diluting the value of the dollar by increasing its supply is a vicious, sinister tax on the poor and middle class.

It's an ancient tool of all authoritarians.

The Federal Reserve should be abolished because it is immoral, unconstitutional, impractical, promotes bad economics, and undermines liberty.

Derick

More rewards for participation for Obama.

Bernanke's "fictional wealth" economics attitude caused this crisis and he's perpetuating it. Paper <> growth. Down with helicopter ben.