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The low-down on think tanks

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Research or propaganda??

Here’s a great primer on pro-privatization think tanks and their inter-connectedness,

Here’s how it starts out:

“Think tanks are organizations that produce propaganda posing as legitimate research for the benefit of their funders – generally, corporations and billionaires. Some of them were founded decades ago by pro-corporate leaders in partnership with millionaires and corporations. They were created for a specific purpose, such as to battle the “communist menace” after World War II or to help out the tobacco industry. Other think tanks have been founded more recently, by people such as the Koch Brothers.”

Read the rest here

 

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