International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 09:05:40 am on May 30, 2009 | 0

    Tim Fernholz compares the literature produced by three policy think-tanks — the left-leaning Center for American Progress, and the right-leaning Heritage Institute and American Enterprise Institute: [cached]

    CAP’s events are generally policy-focused and also forward-thinking: “Todd Stern on China and the Global Climate Challenge,” a discussion with a White House official, “Web 2.0 and the Federal Government,” “Building a National Strategy for Global Development.” Heritage’s events, on the other hand, are sort of kooky: “And These Storms: Lessons From Winston Churchill’s Thoughts and Adventures,” “Reagan’s Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World From Nuclear Disaster,” “A Conversation with Dr. Wang Dan: Student Leader, Tiananmen Square, 1989.” AEI’s events are much better (perhaps reflecting the center’s new leadership): “Addressing Systemic Risk, with a Keynote Presentation by Alan Greenspan,” “Election Demographics: What We Learned in 2008, What It Means for 2010 and 2012,” “The Five (Not So) Easy Pieces of Health Reform.”

    Matthew Yglesias quips: [cached]

    And most important of all, AEI offers the best think tank lunch in town, which is the sort of thing that matters a lot when you’re trying to make it on a Writing Fellow salary at The American Prospect.

    (Via Brian D.)


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