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"I landed a job as executive director of a policy organization in Washington. This felt like a coup. But certain perversities became apparent as I settled into the job. It sometimes required me to reason backward, from desired conclusion to suitable premise." - Matthew B. Crawford

A think tank is an organization that claims to serve as a center for research and/or analysis of important public issues.

In reality, most think tanks are little more than public relations fronts, usually headquartered in state or national seats of government and generating self-serving scholarship that serves the advocacy goals of their industry sponsors.

Think tanks, funded primarily by major corporations and foundations, devise and promote policies that shape the lives of every American.

Think tanks always have a decided political leaning.

Journalists, op-ed columnists and public speakers that belong to think tanks are paid to espouse the opinions of their sponsors who shower them with 'research grants.'

There are twice as many right wing think tanks as left wing ones, and the right wing ones generally have more money.

Every think tank has a sponsor.

And every sponsor had an agenda.

Therefore it is unreasonable to simply accept ANY pronouncement from ANY think tank as every statement WILL be biased toward the sponsor who is feeding the fish in the think tank.


"Fueled by tax-deductible donations and an explosion in philanthropic assets, think tanks have dramatically grown in size and influence during the past 100 years.

American think tanks increased in number from eight in 1910 to 98 in 1960 and 1,106 in 2006.

Despite think tanks billions of dollars of tax subsidies and considerable power, they have received minimal public scrutiny and are often poorly understood." - J.H. Snider, think tank fellow


2000 Zionists have established a commanding presence at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Center for Security Policy, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.


"Bent on becoming an opinion journalist, I landed a syndicated column.

I could never live on what it paid alone.

I affiliated with the Cato Institute, which always encouraged my work.

I ghostwrote Op-Ed articles, drafted political speeches, prepared internal corporate briefings and strategized business media campaigns.

All the while, I also wrote commentary and opinion pieces.

Virtually everyone I worked with, or wrote for, had an ax to grind.

Think tanks and opinion journals have explicit ideological perspectives, which they support through fund raising.

Politicians, PR firms, companies and associations have explicit agendas.

The number of folks underwriting the pursuit of pure knowledge can be counted on one hand, if not one finger. " - Doug Bandow, former Op-Ed columnist and Cato Institute affiliate



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"Your television may receive 200 channels, but virtually every one is owned by one of the six amalgamations - NBC Universal, Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Sony and News Corp." - Marshall Herskovitz 11/07

2008 "German policy research institutes influence decision making of the federal and state governments, and their work is becoming more visible in the German media.

Many receive government funding, and most maintain close ties with universities.

German think tanks include major foreign policy institutes, peace research organizations, economic research institutes, party foundations, and non-traditional think tanks." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 5 March 2008

"Many of the estimated 37,000 French journalists see themselves more as intellectuals than as reporters.

Instead of merely reporting events, they often try to analyze developments and influence readers with their own biases.

At the same time, many political or economic journalists are educated at the same elite schools as the politicians they cover.

As a consequence, many reporters do not necessarily regard their primary role as being that of a watchdog or a counterweight to the political and economic powers in place." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 16 July 2008

According to the Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the French and the Germans are biased.

Any individual that does the rudimentary critical thinking on this issue will realize that there is absolutely no difference between the French, the Germans, the English and the Americans or for that matter any other social culture or group when it comes to this bias.

2009 "Corporations wanting help in advancing their agendas often turn to think tanks.

In addition to providing the appearance of independent support for corporate policies, think tanks combine a scholarly image with expertise at how to play the media and policymakers alike.

To give just one example, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute is holding a conference in New York this week, featuring a persistent if increasingly-isolated group of global warming skeptics.

Heartland has a long history of being well-funded by the tobacco industry and fossil fuel companies.

Not that Heartland discloses which corporations and foundations fund its operations; it, like many think tanks, prefers secrecy." - Bob Burton March 6, 2009




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