Sunday, June 11, 2017

Think Tanks, Fake News, Astroturfing, and Lies in the Era of Trump and DeVos - The Crucial Voice of the People

Think Tanks, Fake News, Astroturfing, and Lies in the Era of Trump and DeVos - The Crucial Voice of the People
Think Tanks, Fake News, Astroturfing, and Lies in the Era of Trump and DeVos
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The powerful influence of think tanks, fake news, astroturfing, and lies in our policymaking process is nothing new to us. In the past, the influence of lobbying was frequently discussed in the news. But until recently, we didn’t hear much about how think tanks, fake news, astroturfing, and lies impact politicsYet, their dominance over policies runs deeper than the D.C. swamp where most reside.
Think tanks got their name during the WWII era. They are non-governmental policy research organizations — or they are supposed to be.
“Think tanks conduct and recycle research that aims to solve policy problems and not solely to advance the theoretical debate.”
Maybe there has been a bit too much “recycling” of research.
Whether or not think tanks work as originally suggested, for “the common good,” comes into question particularly when money enters the equation. Remember, these are the Think Tanks, Fake News, Astroturfing, and Lies in the Era of Trump and DeVos - The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People:
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