Talk:Robert D. Tollison
32,523 mentions in the Tobacco Institute files ordered online in a court settlement. That's pretty good, but no cigar...
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Even though Robert D. Tollison wrote the book on how good for you second-hand smoke is, S. Fred Singer has won the race for covert cash from the disinformation lung polluters of tobacco AND oil companies. Singer helped write the OTHER book that Tollison was only "technical advisor" on, published by Alexis de SMOKEville Institution, er, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.
S. Fred Singer
"The "de SMOKEville" junk-science that Singer attached his name to was crowded by hired guns wearing lab coats to continue the decades-long disinformation campaign: Academic Advisory Board -- Dr. Nancy Bord, Hoover Institution; Michael Darby, John M. Olin Center for Policy; Michael Gough, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; Thomas Gale Moore, Hoover Institution; S. Fred Singer, President Science and Environmental Policy Project; Robert D. Tollison, George Mason University, Richard Wagner, George Mason University.  I suppose these include the "seven out of ten doctors who prefer Chesterfields" from the ads of yesteryear."
The same John M. Olin Foundation funds John M. Olin Center for Policy as funds Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. Olin, Scaife and Koch foundations fund the entire list above, apart from the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment which is funded through campaign contributions instead of foundations. Singer, Tollison and Wagner were all from the George Mason University, favorite charities of right-wing donors and energy billionaires Koch and Scaife."
--- Hi, I see you have discovered the treasure trove of tobacco industry documents and appreciate some of the profiles that were previously missing from Disinfoepdia that you have started. I have removed this material above to the talk page (which shadows each page created) where it is more appropriate -- its less an article about the named individual but more a list of leads, comments etc about the named individuals and various others. (Talk pages are where discussions about the article can occur, leads posted and even (tasteful) jokes). The article pages though are for well written, researched and referenced material that matches the title of the page. I'll work my way through your other postings and add a note to your personal page about SourceWatch style and conventions. be in touch cheers - bob