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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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Politics

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."

A team of elite runners acted as pacers and decreased wind resistance for Eliud Kipchoge (right) as he attempted a sub-two-hour marathon in Monza, Italy, on May 6. Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Film Chronicles The Road To The 2-Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

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World

Update On Hurricane Maria

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Update On Hurricane Maria

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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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