SHARON BEDER ~ GLOBAL SPIN ~ 1997

~ TTHPACYLURITCBAEPAR ~ Think-Tanks Have Played A Central Yet Largely Unexamined Role In The Corporate Battle Against Environmental Polices And Reforms

~ T-TGTTSTSTCOD ~ Think-Tanks Generally Tailor Their Studies To Suit Their Clients Or Donors

~ HTSAPOAAEOTVOTS ~ Hired To Spread A Patina Of Academese And Expertise Over The Views Of Their Sponsors

~ UTTEBPMT ~ Ultimately – Think-Tank Employees Become Policy-Makers Themselves

~ TATTPTTVSBAGQQFN ~ They Are Trained To Perfect The TV Sound Bite And Give Quotable Quotes For Newspapers

~ TTOEFGOAP-ATGTIIGACITM ~ Think-Tanks Often Employ Former Government Officials And Politicians – As This Gives Them Influence In Government And Credibility In The Media

~ TTAGTPAAP-RTTS ~ Think-Tanks Are Geared Toward Political Activism And Propaganda – Rather Than Towards Scholarship

~ TTDUCOOR-B-AAAER ~ Think-Tanks Don’t Usually Carry Out Original Research – But – Adapt And Apply Existing Research

~ TRDBGATTIWE ~ The Revolving Door Between Government And Think-Tanks Is Well-Established