• Neil Brickfield

    I find it interesting how you describe the board members involvement with the Manhatten Institute
    “the foundation’s board members and key funders are actively involved with groups trying to cut back on the safety net, such as three Robin Hood people on the Manhattan Institute board of directors.”

    The Manhatten Institute describes inself as ”
    The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is a leading voice of free-market ideas, shaping political culture since our founding in 1977. Ideas that have changed the United States and its urban areas for the better—welfare reform, tort reform, proactive policing, and supply-side tax policies, among others—are the heart of MI’s legacy. While continuing with what is tried and true, we are constantly developing new ways of advancing our message in the battle of ideas.” additionally they want “to foster economic choice and individual responsibility”
    That’s a far cry from dismantling the safety net. Perhaps there are better ways to reach a society’s goals than the way its always been done.