Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#398)

  • Brookings warning: With China's wealth paired to Russia's resources, and the political trajectories and climate-related interests of the two countries more or less aligned, there is nothing short of a new world order at stake.
  • "There's going to be a global think tank whose sole mission will be to catalog, explain, and prevent the 1000s of ethics trips, tricks and abuses" by the Trump Administration.
  • California is emerging as the de facto policy think tank of the Harris-Biden Administration.
  • Biden's think tanks won't disclose their donors; think tanks with Biden ties pose ethics quandary for his administration.
  • Stacey Abrams is on the Board of Directors at Center for American Progress (CAP).
  • London startup BenevolentAI has spent several years building technology that could help find information buried in vast troves of academic papers.
  • The Milken Institute occupies three buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue...including one opening in 2023, the Center for Advancing the American Dream, which will focus on education, public health, and other issues.
  • The intellectual future of conservatism will be wrestled over at a series of forums at the Center for Social, Cultural and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute that are being organized by Yuval Levin, a scholar there.
  • Restaurant Buffalo & Bergen's rent was waived by Massachusetts Avenue Properties, an affiliate of the Heritage Foundation.
  • AEI's Norm Ornstein, whose foundation aids the mentally ill, fund a new documentary.