Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The tobacco economists network - or how the Tobacco Institute recruited over 100 American economics professors. Part 14 of many

Overview of previous posts here

Side step: scientific witness program 

The 1985-1986 field staff evaluation of witnesses also talks about the scientific witness program (the program denying the health-risks of secondhand smoking)

Effectiveness was important for the industry, which even looked at the diplomas of the witnesses, and the effect on the audience (same memo as above):
The diploma also was important for the economic witnesses. Professor Cotton Mather Lindsay (1940-2015) wrote a piece calling himself "Mr." The industry disagreed

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