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THINK-TANKS ARE NOT GOING TO HELP PROGRESSIVISM
Thinktanks have become very politicized over the past forty years. On the whole, there are much more and much better funded thinktanks on the right than on the left. This is because conservatives have found them a useful way to fur ther their political agenda. Rich conservatives can make taxfree donations to thinktanks – and not only avoid paying taxes, but also avoid having to deal with uni versities that have an educational mission and are less able to be so ideologically driven. There has been some effort to create ‘pro gressive’ thinktanks in a similar fashion to those of the conserva tives, but there is still a real imbal ance.