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A liberal think tank helping to shape the incoming Obama administration's personnel and policy owes its existence in part to a pair of East Bay billionaire banking moguls.
"Why do you form a think tank like that? In order to influence the policy and personnel of your party's next administration, and obviously they've done that," he said. "It's obvious they've had an impact, and a major one. "... To have this many people associated with the organization being tapped in senior positions is impressive."
CAP will be the predominant policy clearinghouse that shapes this presidency's [Obama's] policies, much as the Heritage Foundation did for President Ronald Reagan, the Progressive Policy Institute did for President Bill Clinton and the American Enterprise Institute did for President George W. Bush.
“Bob believes that human beings have no inherent value other than how much money they make. A cat has value, he’s said, because it provides pleasure to humans. But if someone is on welfare they have negative value. If he earns a thousand times more than a schoolteacher, then he’s a thousand times more valuable.”
Magerman ....said that this mind-set was typical of “instant billionaires” in finance, who “have no stake in society,” unlike the industrialists of the past, who “built real things.”
originally posted by: theantediluvian
This is a company that specializes in running PSYOPS campaigns to disinform, mislead, influence and manipulate unwitting populations. Through deceitful, unethical and surreptitious methods, they've amassed data on tens of millions of Americans if not hundreds of millions and you can imagine countless millions more around the world.
The mission of this company is to find out as much about every single one of us as possible so that they can tailor what we see and hear for the purpose of manipulating our minds.
This isn't the only marriage of big data and micro-targetting strategies in the modern landscape of electioneering. In fact, both of the major US parties have multiple integrated systems for this purpose. Those are bad. Many would say very bad. This is in my opinion, potentionally so much worse.