"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.
tanks , funded primarily by major corporations and foundations, claim to
serve as centers for analysis of
important public issues.
Think tanks are public
relations fronts, typically headquartered in state or national seats of
self-serving scholarship to serve the advocacy goals of industry sponsors.
Think tanks devise and promote policies that shape the lives of
always have a decided political leaning.
columnists and public speakers
are paid to forward the
opinions of their sponsors who shower them with 'research grants.'
There are twice as many $$$$right wing think tanks as $left
tank has a sponsor. And
every sponsor had an agenda.
unreasonable to accept ANY
pronouncement from a think tank as every statement WILL be biased toward the
sponsor feeding the fish in
"Fueled by tax-deductible donations and philanthropic
assets, think tanks have
dramatically grown in size and influence during the past 100 years.
think tanks increased
from eight in 1910 to 98 in 1960 and 1,106 in 2006.
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
established a commanding presence at the American
Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Center for
Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage
Foundation, Hudson Institute, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Jewish Institute for National
"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
All the while, I also wrote commentary and opinion
Virtually everyone I worked with, or wrote for, had an ax to
Think tanks and opinion journals have
perspectives, which they support through fund raising.
PR firms, companies and associations have explicit agendas.
of folks underwriting the pursuit of knowledge can be counted on one hand, if
not one finger. " - Doug
Bandow, former Op-Ed columnist and Cato Institute affiliate
policy research institutes influence
decision making of the
federal and state governments, and their work is becoming more visible in the
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.
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.
wanting help in advancing their agendas often turn to think tanks.
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
Heartland has a long history of being well-funded by
the tobacco industry and fossil
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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