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22 Reasons Why Free-Market Think Tanks Are More Effective than Anyone Else in Changing Public Policy

June 1, 2010

Jeff Judson, past president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute, makes the case for free-market think tanks as the most effective drivers of public policy change. Among his reasons: "Think tanks have the complete package of skills needed to influence public opinion and the opinions of lawmakers and the media" and "Thank tank activists don’t work by the hour, for profit.  They work long hours until they win."