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WARNING: This site deals only with the corporate corruption of science, and makes no inference about the motives or activities of individuals involved.
    There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
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Paul Lawrence    

— A politically aligned economist who worked for the tobacco industry through Price Waterhouse. —  

Some key documents

• Compliant Economist with Price Waterhouse

1990 Aug 3: Sam Chilcote at the Tobacco Institute has advised the Members of the Executive Committee of plans for a "Celebrity Spokesman Project" — to develop a celebrity speakers program using academics and other expert consultants. They are to offer the speakers both money and personal promotion:

    BLOCKQUOTE CLASS=Q> [A]t the June meeting, this Committee asked Institute staff to make further revisions in a proposal to develop a "celebrity" speakers' program. At the same time, Philip Morris offered to share with Institute staff its own list of potential candidates, that it had developed independently.

    Those tasks have been completed. And while it is clear that there are a number of individuals who can and are speaking out on our issues independent of The Institute, there also is much more that could be done. There are, for example, opportunities to develop higher profiles for those individuals with whom we enjoy an existing relationship, and to increase within the media an awareness of their availability.

    There also are a number of individuals who have been identified who do not currently have a relationship with the industry, but whose views appear to be compatible with our own. Should the Executive Committee decide that it wants to proceed with an expansion of our speakers' program, these individuals would be contacted to determine their interest in our issues.

    The addition of new speakers to our program will be expensive. Most of these individuals command substantial consulting fees; media and other activity will require a new commitment of funds, although an exact amount cannot be determined until candidates have been approached.
He then lists:
  • Authors, newscasters and newspaper columnists
  • Well-known politicians, political aides, White House staffers, State authorities, agency administrators, etc
  • Heads of various coalition groups (American Advertising Federation. etc)
  • Cash-for-comments legal and business academics from Savarese's network list.
  • Cash-for-comments 'risk assessment' academics and promoter.
  • Cash-for-comment experts in indoor air pollution and ventilation systems.
  • Cash-for-comment academic economists + some likely allies:

    The list of potential candidates includes all of the old scientific and academic consultants who have long served the industry, and a few economists, including:
  • BRUCE L. BENSON, professor of economics, Florida State University and board member, James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee think tank
  • PAUL R. LAWRENCE, economist, Price Waterhouse
  • DWIGHT R. LEE, professor of economics, holder of the Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise, University of Georgia
  • JAMES C. MILLER, Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, Washington; former director of OMB
  • NORMAN B. TURE, president, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation, Washington, former Treasury Department official
  • WALTER E. WILLIAMS, professor of economics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
  • BRUCE BARTLETT, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Analysis, Treasury Department, author of "Reaganomics," former economic policy advisor to Jack Kemp
  • JOE COBB, Joint Congressional Economic Committee, organizer of the free market-oriented Prosperity caucus
  • STEVE ENTIN, Resident Scholar, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation, former Treasury Department policy adviser
  • KEVIN HOPKINS, Hudson Institute, former White House policy adviser -
  • DAN MITCHELL, Heritage Foundation, economic policy analyst, formerly on the staff of Senator Packwood
  • TIM MURIS, George Mason University Law School, formerly with Office of Management and Budget and FTC
  • BOB OKUN, executive director, House Republican Conference, formerly executive director, House Republican Policy Committee

    This is followed by an extensive list of overt and covert academic and commercial lobbyists, with details of their records of service in 1989 and 1990.



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