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    Default Foreign Governments Are Greasing U.S. Think Tank 'Experts' With Millions

    https://www.theamericanconservative....ubles-to-174m/
    he top 50 think tanks that shape policy direction and legislation in Washington received over $174 million in foreign money from 2014 to 2018, according to a new analysis conducted by the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy. That’s more than double the foreign funding discovered by the New York Times in 2014.

    The top recipients of foreign funding from 2014 to 2018 were the World Resources Institute ($63 million), the Center for Global Development ($37.5 million), and the Brookings Institution ($27.3 million). Nearly 900 different foreign donations went to these three think tanks from over 80 different countries and international organizations. The top donor countries were Norway ($27.6 million), the United Kingdom ($27.1 million), and the United Arab Emirates ($15.4 million), according to the report.

    What does all this money buy? Think tanks contribute to the Washington ecosystem in a variety of ways: their writers and influence-peddlers appear as experts on news shows and pen op-eds, they conduct in-depth research on policy, they draft legislation, and they write talking points, memos and Congressional scorecards. Think tanks are homes for former and future government officials: they employ former former senators, representatives, executive branch officials, and their staff. The Brookings Institution is headed by retired four-star General John Allen and they employ two former Chairs of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke, among over 300 experts.
    There’s no legal requirement to disclose foreign or domestic funding sources; so the research this new report reveals is only the tip of the foreign funding iceberg. Ben Freeman, who lead the study as director of the Foreign Policy Transparency Initiative, believes the real foreign funding total may actually exceed half a billion dollars.

    It's no wonder we are so far in debt allowing this stuff.
    I can imagine how much money Japan was throwing at government people when they came in with their electronics and cars which took us down so far in manufacturing.
    And how much has the Israel lobby thrown around DC to keep us spending on military in the Middle East since 1991.
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    Default Re: Foreign Governments Are Greasing U.S. Think Tank 'Experts' With Millions

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Resources_Institute
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center...al_Development
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookings_Institution

    They all want to help the world....that would be great if we were not in debt.....but we are DEEP in debt.
    We shouldn't be worried about this bleeding heart stuff until we are way out of debt and maybe a majority of our nation is happy with their economic situation.....helping the world takes us closer to poor as those they want to help.

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    Default Re: Foreign Governments Are Greasing U.S. Think Tank 'Experts' With Millions

    This is what the green deal is. A Global tax.

 

 

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