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First PBS, now Brookings: Has another institution sold its soul?
First PBS, now Brookings: Has another institution sold its soul?

The assiduous billionaire-tracker David Sirota, who last exposed the connections between billionaire John Arnold and a suspiciously one-sided series on public pension reform that ran on Public Broadcasting Service stations, is at it again. Now he's uncovered Arnold's backing of a largely pro-"reform" report on public pensions issued by the Brookings Institution.  The paper, titled "Pension Politics," analyzes the political efforts aimed at cutting public employee pensions in four states. Its author is Patrick McGuinn, a political scientist at Drew University in New Jersey, one of the states examined. The paper discloses that support for its...

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