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Jan 16, 2019 - 07:33 AM By Ken Silverstein

When people talk about corruption undermining American democracy, they usually have in mind our broken campaign finance system or the outsized power of corporate lobbyists What s less noted, but no less important, is institutional corruption at Washington think tanks In this compelling investigative monograph, Ken Silverstein uncovers the rise of a pay to play ethos at tWhen people talk about corruption undermining American democracy, they usually have in mind our broken campaign finance system or the outsized power of corporate lobbyists What s less noted, but no less important, is institutional corruption at Washington think tanks In this compelling investigative monograph, Ken Silverstein uncovers the rise of a pay to play ethos at these institutions.While think tanks are generally deemed to be independent and scholarly, Silverstein lays out how nowadays many can effectively serve as unregistered lobbyists for their major donors And unlike lobbyists and members of Congress, think tanks are not subject to financial disclosure requirements, so they reveal their contributors only if they choose to Silverstein traces this increasingly murky world, showing how corporations and other big donors use think tanks to advance their political agendas and financial interests.Bio Ken Silverstein is an investigative reporter based in Washington, DC He has been a Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and at Open Society Foundations He served as Washington Editor of Harper s Magazine from 2006 to 2010 Previously on the staff of the Los Angeles Times, Silverstein has also written for Mother Jones, Wallpaper, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Slate, Salon, and many other publications He is the author of a number of books, including The Secret World of Oil and The Radioactive Boy Scout This monograph was produced as part of his Investigative Journalist Lab Fellowship at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics ethics.harvard
  • Title: Pay-to-Play Think Tanks: Institutional Corruption and the Industry of Ideas
  • Author: Ken Silverstein
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Suvda Jan 16, 2019 - 07:33 AM
It's brief enough, well structured including some good information. Highly recommendable for anyone who is interested in politics of research institutes and what's going on behind it.
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Robert Turner Jan 16, 2019 - 07:33 AM
This short book is all about exposing the lack of transparency among think tanks. At first blush, you think Mr. Silverstein in on a witch hunt among right-leaning think tanks. But his true ire is saved for the Center for American Progress, one of the most left of center entities that has emerged over the last ten years.Having come across this book while doing my own research on think tanks (thanks, Darcy) it was a fascinating read. Great insight on how to create a successful think tank.
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Pay-to-Play Think Tanks: Institutional Corruption and the Industry of Ideas By Ken Silverstein When people talk about corruption undermining American democracy, they usually have in mind our broken campaign finance system or the outsized power of corporate lobbyists What s less noted, but no less important, is institutional corruption at Washington think tanks In this compelling investigative monograph, Ken Silverstein uncovers the rise of a pay to play ethos at tWhen people talk about corruption undermining American democracy, they usually have in mind our broken campaign finance system or the outsized power of corporate lobbyists What s less noted, but no less important, is institutional corruption at Washington think tanks In this compelling investigative monograph, Ken Silverstein uncovers the rise of a pay to play ethos at these institutions.While think tanks are generally deemed to be independent and scholarly, Silverstein lays out how nowadays many can effectively serve as unregistered lobbyists for their major donors And unlike lobbyists and members of Congress, think tanks are not subject to financial disclosure requirements, so they reveal their contributors only if they choose to Silverstein traces this increasingly murky world, showing how corporations and other big donors use think tanks to advance their political agendas and financial interests.Bio Ken Silverstein is an investigative reporter based in Washington, DC He has been a Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and at Open Society Foundations He served as Washington Editor of Harper s Magazine from 2006 to 2010 Previously on the staff of the Los Angeles Times, Silverstein has also written for Mother Jones, Wallpaper, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Slate, Salon, and many other publications He is the author of a number of books, including The Secret World of Oil and The Radioactive Boy Scout This monograph was produced as part of his Investigative Journalist Lab Fellowship at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics ethics.harvard

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