Monday, March 19, 2018

Think Tank Quickies (#305)

  • In new "credibility crisis" report, On Think Tanks says it gets funding from Hewlett Foundation ($222,000), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung ($20,000), and Foundation Open Society Institute ($10,000).
  • Hedge funds using think tanks to get their way in Washington?
  • AEI chief heads to India.
  • PIIE scholar blocks Cato scholar on Twitter.
  • 7 FPRI scholars explain why think tanks matter more than ever.
  • Advice for history PhDs seeking employment at think tanks. 
  • Donald Abelson evaluates think tank influence.
  • 3 of the top think tanks (Brookings, CSIS, Heritage) have former high-ranking CIA officers running their Korea programs.
  • Paul Craig Roberts in Russia Insider: American think tanks are hired peddlers of fake news.
  • "Scrolling through Twitter at times like these is surreal: think tank paper, Valentine's Day joke, horrific school shooting, blockchain..."
  • Sacha Saeen: Why we need more female think tank economists.