Cash flowing into think tanks undermines impartiality of the political process: Kenny Ingram - 2018-02-28
If you know anything about American politics, you know America is a country whose current government is made of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.
After Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spent nearly $2 billion together in the presidential race, Trump proceeded to "drain the swamp" by filling his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires – with a combined wealth of $4.3 billion. Although the issue is not present to the same degree in Canada – campaigns are publicly financed and donations are capped at $1,575 – that hasn't prevented Big Money from attempting to seep into our system.
One of the legal ways this happens is by establishing think tanks. A think tank is an organization which provides advice on government and economic policy. Think tanks come from all political perspectives, with some independent and others very much connected to, and reliant on, their wealthy donors.