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In August, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the think tank New America, closed down a program that studied monopolies and how to fight them. The decision landed the think tank in the middle of the industry's latest money controversy. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time In hide caption

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Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

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Stitch Matt Lynott
Vernal Equinox The Echelon Effect
Aereoaviones Tristeza
Live Better Marcus D feat. Saigon & Choklate
Cimarrón Harold Lopez-Nussa
Otro güajiro en Paris (Bonus Track) Harold Lopez-Nussa

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In August, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the think tank New America, closed down a program that studied monopolies and how to fight them. The decision landed the think tank in the middle of the industry's latest money controversy. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time In hide caption

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Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

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