"Think tanks are not usually mentioned alongside super PACs and lobbying firms, but Silverstein argues that they are increasingly willing to help interest groups convert money into political power … In the most egregious cases Silverstein cites, think tanks have even done complete about-faces on policy in apparent attempts to please clients, as when the Heritage Foundation went from criticizing the Malaysian government to touting it as a beacon of democracy once ‘Malaysian business interests’ hired a consulting firm founded by Heritage’s president."
-Andrew Mayersohn on Ken Silverstein’s book about the political power of think tanks

"Think tanks are not usually mentioned alongside super PACs and lobbying firms, but Silverstein argues that they are increasingly willing to help interest groups convert money into political power … In the most egregious cases Silverstein cites, think tanks have even done complete about-faces on policy in apparent attempts to please clients, as when the Heritage Foundation went from criticizing the Malaysian government to touting it as a beacon of democracy once ‘Malaysian business interests’ hired a consulting firm founded by Heritage’s president."

-Andrew Mayersohn on Ken Silverstein’s book about the political power of think tanks

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