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Robert Brookings

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Robert Somers Brookings (1850-1932) was the millionaire founder of the Brookings Institution, the first public policy institute in the United States. Enjoying close ties with Rockerfeller and Carnegie, Brookings played an important role in the emergence of the political-lobbyist strand of philanthropy which funds much of the right-wing think-thank ecosystem today.

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