“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The Volker fund actually gave allot of money to political organizations, and the reasons he founded it where to also reform healthcare, education, and to "combat the machine politics in local governments" so really it was always into politics...
When lunhow (his nephew) took over it went into politics hard, and really started growing libertarianism into the behemoth you see today.
In the early 60's it turned into the institute for human studies, and ceased all charitable donations except for those to a political end.
It eventually gave all its money to the koch family foundations among others (like hoover foundation) and eventually the koch family foundation would help fund john birch society.
There are allot of parallels between jbh and libertarians of today, including phrases and propaganda.
This book does a great job of paralleling the two. It was written by a women that grew up in jbh...
Q3 GDP Grew 5%, "Fastest Rate In More Than a Decade"
Thanks Mitt Romney.
He gave 7 mill to hoover. That's local politics? Its not even in his state!
He also gave to koch family foundations, the Bradley foundation, and the Carthage foundation. He sponsored professors in Austrian economics so they could teach, because no school wanted them.
By the end the Volker fund had no charitable contributions besides political ones, to the extreme right, and certainly on the national scale. For the love of god in the end it turned into the institute for human studies, which was solely a political think tank...