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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:40 AM

koch brothers pour more cash into think tanks, alec

http://www.nationofchange.org/koch-brothers-pour-more-cash-think-tanks-alec-1359821278



Four foundations run by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch hold a combined $310 million in assets according to tax filings obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

The documents also show that the brothers, principal owners of the second-largest privately held company in the United States, combined in 2011 to donate $24 million through those foundations with much of the money going to support free-market and libertarian think tanks and academic centers.

A $4.5 million grant to the George Mason University Foundation makes up nearly 15 percent of the university foundationís revenue for 2011. The school is the largest recipient of Koch foundation money since 1985, and it houses several free-market and libertarian research centers including the Institute for Humane Studies, which received $3.7 million from the Koch foundations.

The D.C.-based American Legislative Exchange Council received $150,000 to help finance its activities, including meetings where corporate representatives draft model legislation with state legislators. The Koch brothers have decades-long connections with ALEC, which gave the brothers the Adam Smith Free Enterprise Award in 1994.

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Reply koch brothers pour more cash into think tanks, alec (Original post)
xchrom Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
greymattermom Feb 2013 #2
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #3
6000eliot Feb 2013 #4
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #5
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #6

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:46 AM

1. Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned.


- W.B.Y.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:46 AM

2. so how can folks think

if they are against a liberal arts education?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:44 AM

3. The US faces more threats to democracy from within than from outside. n/t

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:45 AM

4. How can we get them to buy our bullshit line?

Keep spending.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:50 AM

5. I'm no fan of capitalism, but Adam Smith would probably roll over in his grave to know his name

was being used as reward for this thuggish duo.

I'm glad more people are talking about the subject of right wing grants and endowments to universities. There are whole university departments at several schools that have to be given an extra level of scrutiny when they put out studies.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:30 AM

6. +++ 1,000,000 +++ n/t

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