A Think Tank With One Idea: The Newt World Order
an article by Business Week
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This 1995 Business Week article describes the Progress and Freedom Foundation, which published a version of the Toffler book Creating a New Civilization, as a futuristic conservative think tank. Here are some other (2009-2011) think tank facts—including size and revenues:
|Rand Corporation||Conservative||2051 employees||2009-2011: $261.9 m|
|American Enterprise Institute||Conservative||111 employees||2009-2011: $13.1 m|
|Brookings Institution||Moderate||545 employees||2009-2011: $67 m|
|Cato Institute||Libertarian||200 employees||2009-2011: $40.4 m|
|Economic Policy Institute||Liberal||59 employees||2009-2011: $6.5 m|
|Heritage Foundation||Conservative||530 employees||2009-2011: $78.2 m|
|Progress & Freedom Foundation||Futuristic Conservative||no employees||2009-2011: $0 (closed)|
|Progressive Policy Institute||Centrists/New Democrat||5 employees||2009-2011: $0.16 m|
|Urban Institute||Moderate||404 employees||2009-2011: $64.3 m|
The now-defunct Progress & Freedom Foundation rarely diverged from the Newt Gingrich party line. The best thing they’ve done in the past is to promote the Tofflers and their books. The best thing they’ve done in the present is to close down.
And Rand Corporation? When President Eisenhower famously warned against the military-industrial complex, he largely meant the Department of Defense–funded programs of the RAND Corporation. RAND helped get us into the debacles in both Vietnam (58,220 U.S. soldiers dead and 303,644 wounded) and Iraq (4,487 U.S. soldiers dead and 32,684 wounded). Their amorality is legend.