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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:50 PM

Sen. Warren To Banks: Disclose Donations To Think Tanks

Source: TPM

DANIEL STRAUSS DECEMBER 4, 2013, 2:12 PM EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on the CEOs of six of the nation's major banks to disclose donations to think tanks.

"I am writing to encourage you to voluntarily disclose financial contributions your institutions make to think tanks," Warren wrote in the letter. "In my view, policies by your institutions conceal those contributions from public view are wrong. Greater transparency will benefit your shareholders, policymakers, and, ultimately, the public. "

The letter, to the top officials at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company, Bank of America Corporation, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Citigroup Inc., and Morgan Stanley, comes a few days after the president and senior vice president for policy at the Third Way think tank wrote a scathing op-ed in The Wall Street Journal blasting the economic populism of Warren and New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio (D).

"When you use corporate resources to support think tanks, there are only two more outcomes from public disclosure those contributions do not influence the work of the think tanks or those contributions do influence the think tanks' research and conclusions," Warren continued. "Either way, shareholders have a right to know how corporate resources are spent, and, even more importantly, policymakers and the public should be aware of your contributions and evaluate the work of the think tanks accordingly."

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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sen-warren-to-banks-disclose-donations-to-think-tanks

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DonViejo Dec 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Dec 2013 #1
silvershadow Dec 2013 #2
DonViejo Dec 2013 #3
Berlum Dec 2013 #4
closeupready Dec 2013 #5
pa28 Dec 2013 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:54 PM

1. Lizzie Warren took an ax

And gave the banksters forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave the Third Way forty-one.

(Damn. I'm so proud of that I'm gonna make it an OP.)

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:55 PM

2. And thank God she did. nt

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:56 PM

3. LOL! Awesome Jackpine!

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:20 PM

4. JR is now our official DU Poet Laureate

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Response to Berlum (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:39 PM

5. +100.

K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:49 PM

6. That editorial smelled of banker. She knew exactly who to call out. n/t



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