International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2009/11/14

You are in a twisting little maze of think-tanks, all different: a new interesting finding

[cite as: F. Bi. 2009. You are in a twisting little maze of think-tanks, all different: a new interesting finding. Intl. J. Inact., 2:95]

Here’s a huge update to the diagram of global warming inactivist web sites. Besides incorporating the recent information on the web sites surrounding the America’s Power Army, the Prague Network, and the Heritage Foundation’s overcriminalized.com, it also includes, well, something interesting.

It shows — perhaps for the first time in the world? — a PR web site which hyperlinks to both the right-wing ‘think-tank’ network and the coal-funded ‘Clean Coal’ ‘movement’. (Look for “MJ Brunner Inc.”.) Have lots of fun.

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2009/10/17

You are in a maze of little twisting think-tanks, all different: Dobrý den!

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. You are in a maze of little twisting think-tanks, all different: Dobrý den! Intl. J. Inact., 2:91

It seems that Czech President Václav Klaus, in his effort to promote global warming inaction, has started a new (advocacy? policy study?) group called the Prague Network. [cached]

Now this isn’t very interesting in itself; what is interesting, well, is that there’s a web site praguenetwork.org owned by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a group which is — let’s put it this way — not based in Prague. [cached]

(Hmm. So how does the free-market think-tank-o-sphere work exactly? Does a new ‘free-market group’ undergo some sort of ‘incubation programme’ during which they live on some larger group’s web space, until they attract enough hack writers to get their own web site?)

2009/09/03

You are in a twisty little maze of think-tanks, all different

Filed under: maze of twisty little think-tanks all alike — stepanovich @ 07:55

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. You are in a maze of twisty little twisty maze of little think-tanks, all different. Intl. J. Inact., 2:85

Here’s an update to the diagram of the convoluted labyrinth of free-market-loving ‘policy think-tanks’. The most major change since the last time is probably the emergence of a few more think-tanks at 198.161.90.96 (Nexus Vasingtoniæ) — namely

  • the Macdonald Laurier Institute, Canada, “coming soon” (macdonaldlaurier.ca);
  • the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Washington (effwa.org); and
  • the Blueglass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky (bipps.org).

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