Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#253)

  • Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal has access to White House press briefings AND gets called on. 
  • Cato Institute issues 8th edition of its bible: Cato Handbook for Policymakers (Reps. Justin Amash and Jim Jordan came to the launch party).
  • Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass has new book: "A World in Disarray."
  • Common Good, a "think tank favoring looser federal regulation."
  • Did you know that the Hudson Institute has a Kleptocracy Initiative?
  • Climate change conference that CDC canceled before President Trump inauguration is now on and will be held at Carter Center.
  • RAND Corp. study: Sleeplessness cost the economy $411 billion a year in lost productivity.
  • US dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016, according to an analysis by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); 2015 analysis can be found here
  • Transparify: Secret funding for UK think tanks.
  • Think tanks as a supplement to policymaking, via China Daily.