Palaces For The People
Monday, May 24, 2004
 
Gary Robinson's Rants: An amazing expose...

And an update:


I updated a number of pages on Disinfopedia wiki website to document the culpability of Alexis de SMOKEville's sordid history as a tobacco industry shill. These are some of the new or revised pages, followed by some quotations that search engines will draw upon for results pages. If you post these links in your blogs, you can be pretty sure that every search engine will rank the tobacco connection higher than the FUD pages they post. Over 80% of Americans have quit or never started smoking, so the fans of tobacco shills are always a
minority.


http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Alexis_de_Tocqueville_Institution
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Tobacco_Institute
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=S._Fred_Singer
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Science_and_Environmental_Policy_Project
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Nancy_Bord
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Michael_Darby
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Thomas_Gale_Moore
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Michael_Gough
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Robert_D._Tollison
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Richard_Wagner
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Center_for_Public_Choice
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Cesar_Conda
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=John_M._Olin_Center_for_Policy



From http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=S._Fred_Singer
S. Fred Singer
"The "de SMOKEville" junk-science that Singer attached his name to was crowded by hired guns wearing lab coats to continue the decades-long disinformation campaign: Academic Advisory Board -- Dr. Nancy Bord, Hoover Institution; Michael Darby, John M. Olin Center for Policy; Michael Gough, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; Thomas Gale Moore, Hoover Institution; S. Fred Singer, President Science and Environmental Policy Project; Robert D. Tollison, George Mason University, Richard Wagner, George Mason University. [1] I suppose these include the "seven out of ten doctors who prefer Chesterfields" from the ads of yesteryear."

The same John M. Olin Foundation funds John M. Olin Center for Policy as funds Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. Olin, Scaife and Koch foundations fund the entire list above, apart from the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment which is funded through campaign contributions instead of foundations. Singer, Tollison and Wagner were all from the George Mason University, favorite charities of right-wing donors and energy billionaires Koch and Scaife."

http://www.tobaccoinstitute.com/cgi-bin/rsasearch.asp

Search for Robert D. Tollison
Search Results
32523 document(s) match your query for Robert D. Tollison .

32,523 mentions in the Tobacco Institute files ordered online in a court settlement. That's pretty good, but no cigar...

Search for S. Fred Singer
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49778 document(s) match your query for S. Fred Singer

Even though Robert D. Tollison wrote the book on how good for you second-hand smoke is, S. Fred Singer has won the race for covert cash from the disinformation lung polluters of tobacco AND oil companies. Singer helped write the OTHER book that Tollison was only "technical advisor" on, published by Alexis de SMOKEville Institution, er, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

In 1994 Cesar Conda was executive director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution listed as "Senior Staff and Contributing Associates" on a Lorillard Tobacco Company paid-for publication titled "Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy" by author Kent Jeffreys. [1] Principal Reviewer was listed as S. Fred Singer, and to give this propagandistic tract a sheen of scientific appearance, a loaded gang of "experts" from assorted tobacco-funded front organizations with impressive names was listed: SEPP, Hoover Institution, John M. Olin Center for Policy, George Mason University.

As Executive Director of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, Conda had more than a casual association with the production of this deception piece. SEPP was certainly known to him, as an article the same year in Commonsense (Fall 1994) "The New Populism: The Rise of the Property Rights Movement," article by Cesar Conda and Mark LaRochelle, mentions SEPP. [2] Kent Jeffreys bonafides would also be known to him. Jeffreys at the time was listed as environmental studies director [3] for Competitive Enterprise Institute [4], an organization with close ties to Alexis de Tocqueville.


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