Here in Minnesota we have a think tank called the Center for the American Experiment.
Here are some issues they've been publicly wrong about over the past few decades:
Housing and land use
So wrong they've won awards for wrongness. https://nepc.colorado.edu/think-tank/bunkum-awards/2012
But they still have enough money to keep paying people to be wrong, and to put up billboards(!)
WHO KEEPS GIVING THESE DIPSTICKS MONEY
Try as I might I can't seem to bootstrap myself a think tank grift, even though I'm way smarter and have GOOD ideas. Give ME money and I'll generate good ideas nonstop! Pay other people to produce MORE good ideas!
Conservatives pour money into this garbage, I suppose, because they don't believe in using it to actually help anyone.
@lawremipsum is that the one affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute?
@lawremipsum gotta come up with an excuse for doing the thing you are already planning to do.
@lawremipsum That's the thing, though, isn't it? The think tanks server to legitimize the opinions of entrenched power. You aren't going to make a living serving the interests of those *out* of power, that's not where the money is.
@lawremipsum It really must be nice to sit around all day and think up bad ideas on rich people's dimes.
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