Peter Overby’s Story Gives Us More To Think About When It Comes To Think Tanks

Please read and listen to Peter Overby’s story headlined “Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry.”

As Peter reports, think tanks are being “pulled away from their academic heritage” by several forces — including the pressures that come from being funded by “wealthy business people — in modern jargon, philanthro-capitalists — notably many from the tech industry.”

His story underscores why we’ve previously said that:

It’s Our Job To Know About ‘Experts’ Conflicts Of Interest.

- It’s wise to use JournalistResource.org’s “Cautionary Tip Sheet About Think Tanks.”

(“Memmos;” Sept. 20, 2017)

September 20, 2017

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