institute for humane studies

Institute for Humane Studies

A Koch family-linked group that awards scholarships and the like to libertarians.

Per this, their funders include "Sarah Scaife Foundation, the Koch Family Foundations, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Carthage Foundation."

IHS is associated with George Mason University (whose Mercatus Center is yet another group funded by the Kochs). Charles Koch is chairman of IHS' board. Another board member, Art Pope, is a director of Americans for Prosperity. AFP is yet another Koch-funded group, and they also helped organize various tea parties events.

Last modified Jun 3, 2011
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Ben Powell misleads about immigration (Suffolk University, Institute for Humane Studies, Youtube) - 06/04/11

Ben Powell - an economics professor at Boston's Suffolk University - offers the video "Top 3 Myths About Immigration"; how it misleads will be discussed below.

"Tea Parties": an astroturfed Koch family movement (FreedomWorks, Instapundit, Rick Santelli) - 02/28/09

[SEE UPDATE 2 BELOW]

Now I know why Rick Santelli disgusts me: the "Tea Party" stimulus protests may be an astroturfed project of the wealthy Koch Family (called "the Kochtopus", see this).