Another month, another list-icle from GQ. But this time, it’s not about how douchey we are. The Condé Nast publication’s latest magazine-selling gimmick names the “50 Most Powerful People” in our nation’s capital, so we clicked through the annoying ad-prone slide show on GQ‘s site and looked for everyone Princeton-related:
#3 Ben Bernanke: Coming in at an impressive number three is Federal Reserve Chairman (and former Princeton economics professor) Ben Bernanke. GQ writes:
…there’s one man, undeniably, who controls the country’s financial future more than anyone else…
#5 Peter Orszag ’91: The nerd-in-chief (and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget) is ranked above other Washington notables such as David Axelrod, Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers, and even Nancy Pelosi. But we guess that’s how important you get when you “made nerdy sexy.” We swoon!
#24 Edward Yingling ’70: Yingling (you mean like Yuengling?!) is the CEO of the American Bankers Association, which represents Wall Street’s biggest and most powerful firms and lobbies Congress to be really nice to them.
#27 Jane Mayer: Mayer is a staff writer from the New Yorker who helped expose the CIA’s secret torture and assassination programs, which according to GQ, forced the Obama administration to release the torture memos. Did we mention that she’s teaching here this semester? She and her husband, Politico‘s Bill Hamilton, are team-teaching a journalism course on the Obama presidency.
Did we miss anyone else on the list? Let us know!
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