Liberal Money

"Scores of the US's richest people have pledged $1 million or more towards a new attempt to reinvigorate the American left and counter the powerful Republican political machine," writes David Teather. "The money will be funnelled through an organisation called the Democracy Alliance which, according to a report in the Washington Post, will help fund a network of thinktanks and advocacy groups seeking to halt the shift to the cultural and political right." Democratic strategist Rob Stein, who organized the effort, thinks "there is a big imbalance in the amount of cash that goes into left and rightwing thinktanks. Over the past two years, he said, think tanks pushing the conservative agenda had received $295 million, while leftwing institutions were given just $75 million."


The 2004 campaign showed fundraising was one thing, thinking an other and succeeding yet another. The difference was made at the county level. On this topic, another article can be found in the Brainwash Post ("Rich Liberals Vow to Fund Think Tanks" - Since it was dated August the 6th, I guess it inspired the Guardian. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Stephane MOT - ______________________________________________________________________________________