The “foundations” which the Committee investigated did not all carry that label, . RENE A. WORMSER CONTENTS PREFACE by drazilla carroll reece v. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the great tax-exempt foundations. Despite opposition from the. Foundations has 17 ratings and 0 reviews. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the.
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Indeed, there have woemser few instances in which both these motives have not been present simultaneously in varying proportions.
The following are the most frequent ones: To research and development in science and technology?
The ideas and concepts of this bureaucracy are based heavily on the assumption of a cultural lag — the need to adjust law, values, and human affairs in general to a tempo dictated by our rapid techno- logical progress.
The significance of tax-exempt private organizations transcends the importance of occasional or frequent errors of judgment com- mitted by foundation trustees or their managers. Such examination has been undertaken recently, among others, by William H. Each of the great foundations can exercise influence in the field of ideas so powerful that it justi- fies a fear wwormser mere bigness.
If and when that time comes — I don’t know whether it is here or ever will come — then you ivill have a combination in restraint of trade xoithin the limits of public acceptability that may have very del – eterious effects upon our intellectual community.
The foundarions, however, offered a way out. The usually Anglophile foundationw of this system are to be found in eminent positions in legislation, administration, and education and in the ranks of American foundation officials.
Foundations: Their Power and Influence
It is a case of Tweedledee and Tweedledum — or, to put it another way, a condition of constant exchange of men and ideas between the complex and government. Preview — Foundations by Rene A. The State or Government should founcations subsidize them nor be subsidized by them, nor cooperate with them.
Professor Rippey was in- censed at the extent to which decisions of vital importance were left to foundation bureaucrats, and expressed this opinion of them: In many cases, as Dr.
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Such control may take the form of denying space to a nonconformist. Its power grew as the impression mounted and as it became a constant beneficiary of major foun- dations. A third form of complaint comes from competitors, who assert the unfairness of enabling a great corporation, through the tax- deduction vehicle, to advertise itself and promote public rela- tions and, thus, to take unfair advantage of competitors.
It is no longer a mere clearing-house for wormsed It has become a proponent of the particular ideas of its trustees, its staff, and an entourage sympathetic to certain special concepts of international relations promoted by the foundation itself.
Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ( 1958)
The real responsibility of foundations rests in their ability to provide war chests in the bat- tle of ideas. They have attained their influence and their position in government mainly through foundation support; and this support, in the past, has been chiefly given to persons, institutions, and ideas of a progressive-liberal, if not Socialist, coloring.
Like some of our modern foundations, it had gone into politics. There is thus a tendency to consider that bigness, in itself, when it is capable of corrective restraint, is sufficient justification for re- medial legislation, even when there is no actual evidence of unfair competition or of collusion. Institutions and individuals are powerfully attracted to the poli- cies of the foundation within their circles of interest and, as long as the magnetic force in the form of funds persists, are unlikely to change their orientation.
Emerson Andrews, in his Philanthropic Foundations, mentions two complex cases as evidence of the national promi- nence of many foundation trustees. Some board of cen- sorship?
Foundations: Their Power and Influence by Rene A. Wormser
They have the intelligence but not the time to absorb the subject. That proposed by UN ignored the right to hold private property. The far-reaching power of the large foundations and of the interlock, has so influenced the press, the radio, and even the government that it has become extremely difficult for objective criticism of foundation practices to get into news channels without having first been distorted, slanted, discredited, and at times ridiculed.
Rusk lauds can be dangerous. And I will say frankly it is to impress Congress as well as the American people; to im- press public opinion as much as possible. These man- agers may be no less conscientious than public servants.
The United States government now spends far more money on social-science research than do all the foundations combined. In the case of The Ford Foundation, the actual value of its assets turned out to have been six times their book value.
We knew that even the bulk of the conservative press fpundations not be unmindful of the enormous power of these foundations.
Rockefeller said that it was never contemplated that his father or his associates could continue to have their influence felt; but at any time in any generation, when the board having foyndations charge of such a foundation is not, in the judgment of the public, a proper board, the legislation can introduce an amendment, limiting, qualifying or modifying the method of electing directors and adding at that time any restriction which it may think desirable.