Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Think Tank Quickies (#448)

  • Stacey Abrams paid over $700k by liberal think tank (Roosevelt Institute) seeking to "center race in every policy decision."
  • ProPublica: "Right-wing think tank Family Research Council in now a church in the eyes of the IRS."
  • Ory Rinat, who directed digital strategy at the Heritage Foundation, launched Urban Legend to help run influencer campaigns.
  • Roshan Patel: "Lord give me the confidence of someone who takes a Harvard online class and adds it to their LinkedIn education section."
  • Matthew Yglesias: "In America of course we only have two parties that need to be biggish tents, but we should reorganize our think tank sector to have flagship institutes for each of these."
  • Think tanks and advocacy groups called on Congress to reconsider a $6 billion plan to make new engines for the F-35 fighter jet.
  • "Did you know that there are library think tanks designed to convince Big Publishers that libraries are profitable and they should let libraries buy their books?"
  • Charles Gasparino: "I'm launching a new think tank...the Paulie Walnuts Institute."
  • Milena Rodban: "Super predictable formula...someone who spent a couple years at a think tank moves to a consulting firm, publishes book (heavily leaning on think tank creds) advocating for the need for something the consulting firm wants clients to buy, then spends a year talking that up."