Skip to comments.Study names Brookings Institution industry’s most influential think tank
Posted on 01/08/2009 1:44:38 PM PST by RatherBiased.com
The Brookings Institution has been named Americas most influential think tank in the first-ever comprehensive study of the industry.
The University of Pennsylvanias James McGann analyzed about 5,500 think tanks around the world. He sent out surveys to thousands of scholars and experts and asked them to evaluate think tanks based on their ability to shape or drive public policy questions in their home countries and regions. The United States, home to more than one-third of the globes think tanks, got its own category for top tanks.
Brookings was listed first, followed by New Yorks Council on Foreign Relations, D.C.s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, California-based RAND Corp. and D.C.s Heritage Foundation. McGanns index is published in the most recent edition of Foreign Policy magazine. Its the first of its kind for the multimillion-dollar think tank industry.
In a world saturated with information, connected by the Web and challenged by complex issues that often hit like a meteor from outer space, there is growing need to know where to turn for high quality information and analysis on critical policy issues, McGann writes in his introduction. This report identifies and ranks the leading think tanks in every region of the world.
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Well, at least Heritage is a Conservative think tank...
In 1978, corporations gave Brookings $95,000; in 1984, this figure had jumped to $1.6 million. Most of their $13 million budget continues to be paid by the major foundations, Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Milbank Memorial Fund. The foundations work together, not only because of their close interlocking, but because they have a common program. That program was published by Karl Marx in 1848 as “The Communist Manifesto”:
Abolition of all property in land.
Application of all rents of land to public purposes.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Abolition of all right of inheritance.
Confiscation of property of emigrants and rebels.
Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank, with state capital an exclusive monopoly.
Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, bringing into cultivation of waste lands,and improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Equal obligation of all to work.
Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries.
Gradual abolition of distinction between town and country, by more equitable distribution of population over the country.
Free education for all children in public schools.
Combination of education with industrial production.
Abolition of child labour in its present form.
There was a fellow from Brookings on C-Span talking about how great Obama’s economic program was going to work.
One Socialist to another.
“Well, at least Heritage is a Conservative think tank...”
LOL! Part of the Tavistock Institute network specializing in brainwashing.
Now we find that the Heritage Foundation is part of the Tavistock Institute network, directed by British Intelligence. The financial decisions are still made at the Bank of England, and who is head of the Bank of England? Sir Gordon Richardson, chairman of J. Henry Schroder Co. of London and New York from 1962 to 1972, when he became Governor of the Bank of England. The “London Connection” has never been more firmly in the saddle of the United States Government.
Brookings Institution Dedicates its work to what it calls a “national agenda.” Wrote President Hoover’s program, President Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, the Kennedy Administration’s “New Frontiers” program (deviation from it may have cost John F. Kennedy his life), and President Johnson’s “Great Society.” Brookings has been telling the United States Government how to conduct its affairs for the past 70 years and is still doing so.
Undoubtedly helped Barry with his vision.
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