Monday, April 23, 2018

Think Tank Quickies (#310)

  • Following in Bernanke's footsteps, Janet Yellen maintains think tank job at Brookings while getting paid by Wall St. elite. 
  • Paul Manafort authorized secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine's former president, featuring "black ops" PR campaign that included fake think tanks.
  • Think tanks among those who provided input to US government on Chinese tariffs.
  • Robert Wright: How think tanks and media impede the perspective-taking that can help prevent war.
  • Google spends tens of millions on think tanks that back its policies.
  • Prospect Magazine: "You have the male heads of think tanks being put on panels, but asking their younger female colleagues to provide speaking notes."
  • 80% of think tanks in the US and Europe founded by men?
  • Greater China female experts' directory.
  • Majority of think tanks taking China's side in US-China trade war? 
  • Ruth Levine: Think tank annual reports.  Stop the madness!