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What's in a Label? Right-wing think tanks are often quoted, rarely labeled


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Womenspace 2001: Section 3: Towards Inclusion: The "In Crowd" In the 1990s, a score of politically conservative US Foundations directed most of their hundreds of millions in donations to proselytizing academics, thinktanks, and media groups. Their goal: to promote US conservative philosophy, which favors unregulated markets and limited government. Less than three percent of these foundations ' total donations went to religious or philanthropic organizations in 1992-94, much less to charities that help people in distress.

Two main websites carry the information about this unprecedented public relations push. The Media Transparency website carries a condensed version of the first, 1997 report. The National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy still sells the original 52 page document, and published a follow-up in 1999.

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Political Advocacy Groups: Think Tanks mostly conservative, including: Cato, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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