From The Volokh Conspiracy: ‘CAP’s Glass House’

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That’s the Center For American Progress.

‘The Center for American Progress and its affiliated 501(c)(4) Center for American Progress Action Fund often attack conservative and libertarian organizations for as tools of corporate interests.  The latter’s Think Progress blog, for instance, has often suggested corporate donations undermine the credibility of CAP’s ideological adversaries.  This makes a recent report andfollow-up in The Nation on CAP’s own corporate support quite interesting.  CAP claims to not be influenced by its receipt of corporate money.  That may well be true, but it would be easier to credit such claims were CAP and its affiliates more willing to give others the same benefit of the doubt.’

But it’s the glass house of the People!

Many will think that David Horowitz, red-diaper baby and (Former Leftist cum anti-Leftist) crusader is a bridge too far, but making foundations and constantly agitating is what he knows how to do.

He has a new book out entitled: ‘The New Leviathan, How The Left Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics And Threatens America’s Future

Horowitz argues that such foundations as Ford (which donates to NPR) have become vehicles for the interests of political activists, always portraying the matter of as a fight between capitalism/anti-capitalism and/or socialism.  He mentions the Tides foundation here.  They are big money, he points out, and Obama’s political career was largely made possible by activist political organization, and the money and manpower behind them:


There’s the narrower progressive/Leftist problem, and the broader changes going on in our society, like the steady growth of government and the cultural drift towards multiculturalism, for better or worse.

I’ll let Ira Stoll, formerly of Reason and currently of the Smarter Times and the Future Of Capitalism have the last word:

‘Indeed, if there is a single fact that sums up the state of American political economy at the present moment, it is this: the Boston office building once home to Inc. Magazine and Fast Company, which chronicled and celebrated small and fast-growing businesses, is now the headquarters of a publication called “Compliance Week.”’