Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line - The New York Times

Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line - The New York Times



"WASHINGTON — As Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest home builders, pushed ahead with an $8 billion plan to revitalize a barren swath of San Francisco, it found a trusted voice to vouch for its work: the Brookings Institution, the most prestigious think tank in the world. “This can become a productive, mutually beneficial relationship,” Bruce Katz, a Brookings vice president, wrote to Lennar in July 2010. The ultimate benefit for Brookings: $400,000 in donations from Lennar’s different divisions..."
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