Thursday, January 18, 2018

Think Tank Quickies (#297)

  • Do think tank experts who do forecasting get it wrong all the time?
  • Gar Alperovitz: Centrist think tanks won't save our cities.
  • Trump nominates Kathleen Hartnett, formerly at conservative think tank Texas Public Policy Foundation, for top environmental post.
  • Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Lisa Monaco, and IBM President/CEO Ginni Rometty to chair Aspen Institute's Cyber Strategy Group.
  • National Law Review: Think tanks often look to FARA's "academic exemption" to avoid registration. 
  • Think tanker Shawn Brimley passes away.
  • Corry Bliss's super PAC's partner, a "nonprofit think tank" that he also runs, the American Action Network, provided $30 million in TV ads to push the GOP tax cuts. 
  • Stockholm-based "fact tank" Gapminder has a mission to show how economics, not geography, dictates lifestyle.
  • Full-page ad from R Street Institute in Wall Street Journal. 
  • Inside the offices of Jigsaw, an elite think tank created by Google where employees sample food from around the world and take naps in rooms named Narnia and Mordor.