6/8/23 Ben Freeman on the Think Tanks Helping Weapons Companies Make Sales

6/8/23 Ben Freeman on the Think Tanks Helping Weapons Companies Make Sales

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Ben Freeman of the Quincy Institute joins the show to discuss his latest research on cronyism in American foreign policy. Freeman examined the top Think Tanks working to influence lawmakers in Washington and American public opinion through media. He found a lot of undisclosed funding coming from weapons companies. On top of that, many experts at these organizations were publicly for the purchase of the explicit weapons that their funders produced. Freeman lays out what he found and names some of the top organizations and companies taking part in this racket. 

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Ben Freeman is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute. He previously served as Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work at Antiwar.com and Responsible Statecraft. Follow him on Twitter @BenFreemanDC.

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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