Business Insider says there are exactly 50 people you should follow between now and the 2012 elections for smart political analysis. The only think tanker to make the list was the American Enterprise Institute’s Jim Pethokoukis.

Why should you follow him?

Because he is becoming the best minute-by-minute conservative commentator on economic and fiscal policy. Pethokoukis really gets a kick out of exploding common economic mythologies, such as “the rich took all our money” or that all the American economy needs is a fix of inflation.