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Friday, May 21, 2004
Alexis De SMOKEville: makers of Smokescreens to hide corporate serial murderers.
Alexis De SMOKEville: makers of Smokescreens to hide corporate serial murderers. Yes, they knew Tobacco kills, yes they tailored tobacco to be more addictive, yes they hide the truth and put up a smokescreen of lies, yes they used junk science tactics and associated with known corrupt "science" names.
Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination A Research Report Conducted by the Alexis De Tocqueville Inst
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... [Tobacco Institute's] issues experts work closely with the line divisions to ensure that appropriate support from national sources is made available to decision-makers at all levels. Staff pursue coalition goals with a variety of business organizations, both inside and outside the immediate tobacco family, to ensure the best hearing for industry concerns. The National Tobacco Council is staffed through Public Affairs, giving voice to the common concerns of growers and manufacturers. The Public Affairs issues staff also work cooperatively with prominent "think-tanks" of all ideological stripes.
Alexis De Tocqueville Institution
Center for Public Choice
The Tax Foundation
Washington Logal Foundation
Chamber of Congress of the U.S.
Free Congress Foundation
Encloses news release on, and excerpts from, a study conducted by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution on the EPA's scientific principles used in policy making. Reports that study focuses on EPA risk assessments of ETS, radon, pesticides and Superfund [excerpt is from ETS section of report]. Offers commentary from the report's author stating that "in the case of ETS, the EPA used irrelevant data and applied inconsistent methodology." Quotes author as saying, "I can't prove that ETS is not a risk of lung cancer, but EPA can't prove that it is." Excerpt comprised of title page, table of contents, list of members of the academic advisory board, and report contributors. ...
Robert D. Tollison, member of the Academic Advisory Board of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution; same Robert Tollison that conducted "social costs" media tours for PM? Testified at hearings re: ETS? ...
...Company: Tobacco Institute
Author: Chilcote, Samuel D., Jr. (TI President)
Chilcote has knowledge of The Tobacco Institute's and the tobacco industry's participation in public fraud and disinformation relative to health hazards of tobacco use, in the manipulation of nicotine in tobacco products and in marketing of tobacco products to children.
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... For a summary of the tobacco industry's criticism of the EPA report, eee The Tobacco Institute, EPA Report Scientifically Deficient. Additional articles critical of EPA's analysis include: (i) The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination, Aug 1994...
TOBACCO, LAWYERS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Junking Science to Promote Tobacco
... In addition to creating front groups and contributing funds to groups that have a mission broad enough to carry some of the tobacco industry's goals, the tobacco companies also use publications by allegedly independent think tanks, such as the Virginia-based Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. This group's 1994 report "Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination"35 criticizes the US Environmental Protection Agency's risk assessment methods in 4 areas: environmental tobacco smoke, radon, pesticides, and hazardous cleanup. It dismisses in its first chapter the agency's risk assessment of environmental tobacco smoke, using arguments similar to the tobacco industry's "junk science" arguments described by Ong and Glantz.
This report has been widely used by the tobacco industry in its quest to dismiss the hazards of environmental tobacco smoke. And although no direct financial link has been established, several members of the report's academic advisory board have been involved with different tobacco companies' activities.36 The report's principal reviewer, Dr Fred Singer, was involved with the International Center for a Scientific Ecology, a group that was considered important in Philip Morris' plans to create a group in Europe similar to The Advancement for Sound Science Coalition (TASSC), as discussed by Ong and Glantz.37,38 He was also on a tobacco industry list of people who could write op-ed pieces on "junk science," defending the industry's views.39 ...
I pretty much exhausted Google's results for AdTI and every person named on any
webpage associated with AdTI.
I can go back and check cross-linkages between individuals without AdTI in the
inquiry, but the picture that emerges is this: It is a small secrative
organization that lies a lot. For one thing everybody associated with it is
Republican (script-writer for Reagan, Senators, aide to Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld)
so it is NOT non-partisan. It is funded by arch conservatives who are stingy to
any organization with a hint of liberal taint.
Latest financial details are not on the web. Somebody needs to check the IRS
501(c)(3) records and pull the current officers and board names, salaries, and
donors -- this is public information, but you have to go there because it is not
online. Below is AdTI's employer ID number, which should help get the goods.
AdTI Employer Identification Number (EIN): 94-2978968
Before you slam down your mouse and run out the door to check up the IRS
records, look over the data below and notice the co-conspirators -- you will
want latest donor records, board of directors and executive names on those too.
If Bill Gates is not major donors in these co-conspirators, we want to see who
else's name keeps popping up in donor grants to these Think Tank$ and
In$titute$. Some billionaire with a billion worth of M$ stock might be
coordinating the anti F/OSS campaign. Koch and Scaife funding pops up in these
others quite a bit.
It was interesting that Sun Myong Moon's pro-think-tank Washington Times and UPI
news service published a derogatory piece on AdTI being a M$ shill. Billionaire
Moon has over 1,000 front organizations of his own, and rarely breaks ranks with
fellow arch-republicans or billionaire puppetmasters.
It is hard to place an identified Phillip Morris tobacco shill as anti-F/OSS,
but go back a few years and confirm that they were dirty on that payroll -- it
will be useful in demolishing AdTI's credibility with the 80% of Americans who
have low opinions of tobacco smoke. We want the name "Alex de
Smokeville" to pop up whenever the name is mentioned. AdTI will pay a high
price for being prostitutes: they are about to catch a social disease of bad
(Washington, D.C.): In a remarkably auspicious start to 1995, seven former
Secretaries of Defense -- representing every Democratic and Republican
Administration since Richard Nixon's -- have joined forces on behalf of one of
the most important, and most endangered, programs in the Pentagon budget: the
B-2 "Stealth" bomber. Under the auspices of the Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution's Committee for the Common Defense, Melvin Laird, James Schlesinger,
Donald Rumsfeld, Harold Brown, Caspar Weinberger, Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney
wrote a joint appeal (see attachment) to President Clinton urging that the
opportunity to secure full value from a $20+ billion investment in the B-2
program not be squandered by a premature termination of production of this
One of the first signals that the B-2 would be a big fight in 1995 came in
January. Seven former Pentagon chiefs signed a letter to President Clinton
supporting more spending on B-2s. Richard Cheney, Caspar Weinberger, Frank
Carlucci, Harold Brown, James Schlesinger, Donald H. Rumsfeld and Melvin Laird
all signed the letter organized by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, an
Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit that promotes preservation of the nation's
defense industrial base. The defense arm of the foundation is run by former Rep.
Jim Courter (R-N.J.). The government should plan for more B-2 bombers now, the
letter said, or Northrop Grumman could falter, B-2 specialists would take other
jobs, and it would be impossible to provide bombers on demand.
Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Professor of Economics at George Mason
University, substitute host for The Rush Limbaugh Show, and director of or
advisor to: the Hoover Institution, Institute for Research on the Economics of
Taxation, Landmark Legal Foundation, Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, Reason
Foundation, Destiny magazine, and Cato Institute.
Hoover's "board of overseers" includes the Archer Daniels Midland
chairman Dwayne Andreas, Texas oilman Robert Bass, Seattle television
personality Jean Enersen, Herbert Hoover III, David Packard of military and
electronics giant Hewlitt-Packard, former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld, Mellon oil heir and ultraconservative philanthropist Richard M.
Scaife, and free-market guru and former U.S. Treasury Secretary William E.
TIME TO REFOCUS SPECIAL EDUCATION ON READING ACHIEVEMENT
By Jimmy Kilpatrick, Senior Fellow
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Gregory Fossedal is chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and
founder of Teacher Choice, an association of teachers in 38 states active in
speaking out on education issues. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Parker is senior reporter for Teacher Choice at the Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Kenneth Brown is the president of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a
non-profit, non-partisan research institution headquartered in Washington, D.C.
His primary study area is technology policy. He has published extensive research
on issues such as VoIP, software security and competition. You can read some of
his work at www.adti.net.
Clearing the Air : How the People of Virginia Improved the State's Air and Water
Despite the EPA
by Becky Norton Dunlop, Hugh Wise, Becky Norton Dunlop
Publisher: The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and the Northumberland Echo;
(October 25, 2000)
...Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Richard Armey (R), who has
also reviewed the book commented, "Becky Dunlop showed in Virginia that you
can be pro-market and pro-environment at the same time. In fact, the two go
together. This book is a must read for conservatives--and for all real friends
of the environment."
In this important new report from the front lines, Dunlop tells how the people
of Virginia fought back and reclaimed their own ecological destiny. In the
process, they led the way for other states to resist ineffective programs such
as the California car (which EPA itself later renounced) and centralized auto
testing (a nightmare of 6-hour waits and multiple visits to the shop in every
state where it's been tried.)
"This is a great state government book," says AdTI President Ken
Brown. "It offers a positive alternative—and shows how new approaches can
bring about environmental improvement."
BOOKS by, or about, front orgs re: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Making Economic Sense
by Murray N. Rothbard
Publisher: Ludwig Von Mises Inst; 1 edition (June 1, 1995)
For their part, the neo-conservative and official libertarian think-tanks joined
the elite condemnation of Prop. 187. Working closely with Stephen Moore of the
Cato Institute, Cesar Conda of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution circulated
a statement against the measure that was signed by individuals at the Heritage
Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the
Reason Foundation, and even the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
A Well-Founded Fear: The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in
by Philip G. Schrag
The Washington staff of the Forum also organized experts to brief the staff
assistants of House judiciary Committee members about the subcommittee bill, so
that those assistants would not be dependent on Smith's staff to interpret the
often arcane text. Swartz helped arrange for staff members of two conservative
Washington think tanks, Steve Moore of the CATO Institute and Stuart Anderson of
the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, to join several more predictable
pro-immigration advocates at one such briefing* The conservatives tended to
emphasize their opposition to the restrictions on business immigration, while
the liberal's argued against restrictions on family unification and refugees.
They found common ground in fighting the nation's general aversion to
immigration, and they began to coordinate tactics, causing a stir despite their
somewhat differing interests. On the second of the NIF's two lobby days,
executives from sixty-five corporations also descended on congressional offices
to demonstrate their desire for continued immigration by skilled employees.
"Most of these groups have never worked together before," Swartz said
Science at Epa: Information in the Regulatory Process (Resources for the
by Mark R. Powell
Publisher: Resources for the Future; (July 1999)
by Dave Beal (Author), Fred Zimmerman (Author)
Bronwyn Lance, a senior fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, says
that by the late 1990s, immigrants had come to hold dominant shares of the )obs
in many blue collar niches of the New England
workforce, particularly those critical to pioduction and output in
manufacturing. "They were nearly twice as likely to be employed in skilled
production crafts as native-born workers, and three to five times as
likely to be employed as fabricators, asaemblers, and machine operators, the
very occupations that keep factories running," writes Lance, who has
studied the economic impact of immigration.
A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle With a Deadly Industry
by David Kessler
Use of alliances: Twenty-five third-party allies were identified in a PM
strategy report, "Tobacco Strategy," March 1994, PM ID 2045741542-48:
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution; Americans for Tax Reform; Cato Institute; Center for the Study of
American Business; Citizens for a Sound Economy: Citizens for Tax Justice;
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy: Claremont Insdtute for the Study of
Statesmanship and Political Philosophy; Consumer Alert; Grocery Manufacturers of
America; Heartland Institute; Heritage Foundation; Hoover institution on War,
Revolution and Peace: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation;
Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Manhattan Institute; National Association of
Manufacturers; National Center for Policy Analysis; National Empowerment
Journalism Center; National Policy Forum; Pacific Research Institute for Public
Policy: Tax Foundation; Texas Republic; and the Washington Legal Foundation.
Saving Lives & Saving Money
by Newt Gingrich, Dana Pavey (Contributor), Anne Woodbury (Contributor)
Seconds we have to thank Kathy Lubbers for working with the Alexis de
Tocqueville Institution in bringing the book to publication in such a timely
manner. Kathy also managed the overall book project and coordinated
the writing schedules for nine people who helped in various ways to get the book
ready for the de Tocqueville editor. At the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution we
must thank Ken Brown for his vision in taking on this project and Jennifer Rowe
for having the stamina to see it to completion. Additionally, we thank Randy
Evans for introducing us to the wonderful people at the Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution and for making the partnership a reality.
Business, Politics, and the Practice of Government Relations
by Charles S. Mack (Author)
About the Author
CHARLES S. MACK is President and CEO of the Business-Industry Political Action
Committee in Washington, D.C., the "leadership PAC of the business
Excerpt from page 24 "... somewhere between pure research organizations and
interest groups. The Brookings Institution at one time had so ... today. They
range from the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, an organization of libertarian
bent that has focused on ..."
... He [Robert L. Severns] started the Severns Family Foundation, which aided
area hosptitals, schools, and the then-just-forming Alexis de Tocqueville
Institution in Redwood City. Along with Eugene Ravizza, and the late Bruce
Thompson -- two other guys so different from Severns, yet in some ways so much
like him -- Severns formed AdTI's first corporate board in 1989. ...
... Thanks to his early sponsorship of their work, such AdTI scholars as Becky
Dunlop and Cesar Conda (now the chief domestic aide to Vice President Cheney)
toiled away against bad science and in favor of sanity and balance. ...
Assistant for Domestic Policy: Cesar Conda (2001-2003)
Cesar V. Conda was born in 1961 in Portsmouth, Virginia, and earned a B.A. in
economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983.
After graduating, Conda first worked as a consultant and then as an associate
director and policy analyst for Competitive Enterprise Institute. By 1987, he
had left CEI and was working as a legislative assistant for a republican
senator, a position he held for three years.
From 1991 to 1993, Conda served as Republican staff director for the Senate's
Committee on Small Business before becoming executive director and chief
operating officer of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, where he worked
until 1995. From 1996 to 1997, he served Republican Senator Spencer Abraham
(R-MI) as administrative assistant and legislative director. In 2001, he became
Vice President Dick Cheney's assistant for domestic policy.
February 26, 1996
Senator Spencer Abraham
Attn: Cesar Conda
... A third faction supporting the study includes libertarian think tanks such
as Cato, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, and the Reason Foundation. These
foundations, which support social and economic freedom, are deeply concerned
about the "Big Brother" aspects of the Simpson law. ...
[Note Cato & Reason are both funded by David Koch, and are the same organ
for all intents and purposes. AdTI and Cesar Conda are the same entity. In
effect, Conda is writing himself a letter, and making it look like it came from
a big bunch of people.]
PROP. 187; A CASE STUDY...
... For their part, the neo-conservative and official libertarian think tanks
joined the elite condemnation of Prop. 187. Working closely with Stephen Moore
of the Cato Institute, Cesar Conda of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
circulated a statement against the measure that was signed by individuals at the
Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute,
the Reason Foundation, and even the Competitive Enterprise Institute. ... [These
are all KOCH-FUNDED fronts]
Dr. Walter Williams
... Dr. Williams writes a weekly syndicated column which is carried by
approximately 160 newspapers and was a regular commentator for Nightly Business
Report. He is also an occasional substitute host for the Rush Limbaugh show.
... Williams serves on several boards of directors, such as Citizens for a Sound
Economy, Reason Foundation and Hoover Institution. He serves on advisory boards
of: Landmark Legal Foundation, Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, Cato Institute
and others. ...
Williams is the John M. Olin Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
CSE Foundation Board of Directors
:: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution ::
Employer Identification Number (EIN):
Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
[1998 data, latest available on net]
Officers and Executives:
Mr. Loren Thompson (Salary: 94442)
Mr. Philip Peters (Salary: 114083)
Mr. Robert Kasten
Mr. Gregory Fossedal (Salary: 42000)
Mr. Marrick Carey (Salary: 172000)
Mr. Frank Cannon
Mr. Christian N. Braunlich, President
Mr. Jeffrey Bell
The Democracy Foundation ... Board of Directors
Senator Mike Gravel, Chairman
Don Kemner, Secretary
Member of the Board of Directors
Gregory Fossedal is chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a
research foundation based in Arlington, VA. ...
... From 1986 to 1991, Fossedal was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
at Stanford University ...
... Fossedal, his wife Elizabeth, and their six children live in Lebanon, New
John E. Berthoud
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Dr. Loren B. Thompson
Senior Fellow, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Loren B. Thompson is Executive Director of the defense program at the Alexis de
Tocqueville Institution, and an Adjunct Professor in the National Security
Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
[Philip Peters] is Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
and editor of the Latin America telecom website InfoAmericas 2000
Vice President, Lexington Institute
Prior to joining Lexington, Peters served for six years as a State Department
appointee of Presidents Reagan and Bush, including service as political
counselor in the U.S. embassy in Managua and as spokesman for the Bureau of
Inter-American Affairs. He also served as a senior aide in the House of
Representatives and as a senior fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
(1996-1999). Peters is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign
Service (B.S. 1978, International Economics) and the Georgetown University
Graduate School (M.A. 1986, National Security Studies). He is married to the
former Marybeth Norris and resides in Arlington, Virginia with their two sons.
List of Participants to the workshop on Intellectual Property, Health Care and
International Trade Agreements
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Arlington VA
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Arlington, VA
... Our final speaker is Philip Peters, Vice President of the Lexington
Institute in Washington. Phil is one of the nation's top experts in the Cuban
economy and Cuban society. He's traveled extensively throughout the island
conducting field research on market based changes and the impact of tourism and
foreign investment. And I assume you had all the right permits and everything
when he went down there, in case there's somebody from the Treasury Department
He's the author of many articles and studies, including a Cato study on Cuba
policy, which is also available in the lobby. Phil served for six years as a
State Department appointee of Presidents Reagan and Bush, the elder,
specializing in Latin American affairs. He's also served as a senior aide in
the House of Representatives and as a senior fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville
Christian N. Braunlich
... * Vice President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy (think tank
advocating limited government, free enterprise and individual responsibility).
* Former positions: Chief of Staff to Rep. John LeBoutillier (R-NY-06);
Assistant Vice President, National Association of Manufacturers; President,
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution; Vice President, Center for Education Reform.
... Senator Robert W. Kasten, Jr. The Honorable Bob Kasten served in both the
House of Representatives (1975-81) and the Senate (1981-93). ...
... by Senator Robert Kasten and Gregory Fossedal
Statement of Jack Kemp
Co-Chairman, The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and Co-Director, Empower
... according to a quantitative analysis by the Alexis de Tocqueville
... * guided by high-profile national policy organizations, including the
Heritage Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Americans for
Tax Reform, Center for the Study of Popular Culture, and the Alexis de
Tocqueville Institution; ...
... The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution - One of the most aggressively
pro-voucher groups, the institution recruits high-profile figure's to promote
its agenda. ...
... The president of Campaign for Working Families is Jeffrey Bell, a former
Federal Reserve Board economist and Wall Street analyst. ...
... ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION
The 12-year-old Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, rated by the National Journal
as one of the Five "up and coming" Washington, DC, think tanks,
promotes the concept of "classic liberalism" in research, education,
taxes, immigration, defense, and deret,)iaation issues. The Institution has
selected the NEA as a regular target, producing a report on the "fiscal
impact" of NEAS legislative agenda, paid for by a -,rant from the Olin
The Institution is also tied to the conservative coalition of pro-voucher
groups, including the Coalition to Educate America, the Center for Education
Reform, and the @ Challenger Network, coordinated to take on the Washington
With assets of $218,925, the Institution raised $565,841 in revenue in 1994. It
spent $400,000 on its 'programs that year. In 1995, it received grants from the
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation ($20,000), the John M. Olin Foundation
($10,000), and the John William Pope Foundation ($10,000).
In addition to its efforts on education issues, the Institution has studied the
concept of privatizing the Department of Defense. ...
... The lions share of funding for the movement, including the organizations
described above, comes from conservative philanthropic foundations financed by a
handful of the nation's wealthiest people, including:
* Sarah Scaife Foundation
* Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
* Carthage Foundation [SCAIFE]
* Earhart Foundation
* Charles G. Koch
* David H. Koch
* Claude R. Lambe [KOCH]
* Philip M. McKenna
* J.M. Foundation
* John M. Olin Foundation
* Henry Salvatori Foundation
* Smith Richardson Foundation
... Jeffrey Bell, Ronald Reagan's former speechwriter, argues for a politics of
in terms strikingly similar to ... Alexis de Tocqueville was surprised ...
Gregory Fossedal, Contributing Editor of EducationNews.org
Senior Fellow, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Gregory Fossedal is chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a
research foundation in Washington, D C , and has served in this capacity since
1985 He is also the president and chief investment officer of the Democratic
Century Fund, established in 1998 Mr Fossedal writes about political and
economic affairs for such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street
Journal . ...
... From 1986 to 1991, Fossedal was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
at Stanford University From 1983 to 1986, he was an editorial writer for The
Wall Street Journal . ...
... Katy Bruski of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution ...
Calvert Institute Source Book
Dr. John E. Berthoud
National Taxpayers Union & National
Taxpayers Union Foundation
... Previously conducted and directed research on a variety of topics including
taxes and economic growth, educational reform, regulation and federal employment
and spending trends as vice president of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.
Candidates for Corrections Day: The Ten Worst Regulations of the Federal
by Jonathan Tolman, Loren B. Thompson, Michael Herson, John E. Berthoud, Dave
Juday, Steven Milloy, Merrick Carey, Michael Fumento on 06/01/96
The Institute for Policy Innovation and the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
asked leading experts on government regulation for examples of the worst