Full text of “Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ()”. See other formats. FOUNDATIONS RENE A. WORMSER. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the great tax-exempt foundations. Despite opposition from the. I read Foundations: Their Power and Influence by René A. Wormser. This book is a third printing from by Covenant House Books.

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The Institute became the specialist in the Far East. The report of The Rockefeller Foundation also minced no words in advocating globalism.

In this manner, and by other uses of foundations, control of an enterprise is often retained by a family, while a huge part of a decedent’s thrir is removed from death taxes. It might have been difficult to make such a public sale without endangering their control of the company.

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They go through the motions of control. He named The Rockefeller Foundation. The fourth consists of the learned journals in these areas. Today, and all too frequently, new recipient organiza- tions are created by foundations, or with their subsidy, while needy and worthy existing institutions are ignored. Here you have, you see, outside organizations influencing the course of the careers of personnel in universities through their control of funds which can liberate these people from teaching duties, for example, and making it possible for them to publish more than their competitors.

The laws under which foundations operate are, to say the least, imperfect, But a reform of the law can impose only negative checks and bal- ances on foundation spending and can never convert juridical persons to a truly creative pattern of action. Daniel marked it as to-read Jul 30, The American foundation is a social invention, created to con- tribute to the improvement of the public welfare. Almost all foundations are created under state law, and their rights and privileges are, for the most part, determined by state law.


The proper use of the same instrument in the area of ideas has distinct and narrow limitations. Its annual report disclosed some pride in the fact that it has been closely in- terlocked in an important network: In the inter- est of continuing a free market for ideas, the managements of granting and receiving institutions should be carefully separated and kept clear of any taint of conflict of interest.

Foundations: Their Power and Influence by Rene A. Wormser

It makes a sacri- fice to give foundations tax exemption, assuming that the public will, in turn, be properly rewarded for its generosity through an application of the tax-exempt funds to the public welfare. They are dedicated to such diverse causes as the ans and financial support of the State of Israel; the fight against segregation; the liberalization of the immigration laws for the benefit of foundatons co-religionists; and opposition to the political aims of certain other religious groups.

It thrived, however, by giv- ing the impression that it did. Moreover, it materially increases this power and its influence by building collateral alliances which serve greatly to insulate it against criticism. Speaking of economic control Professor Lasswell asks; Shall we rely upon a rule to guide public policy in regard to the permissible degree of market control per- mitted to private a.workser Powerispower marked it as to-read Feb 10, Like the trustees of so many large foundations, they left most decisions to their employees, the officers of the foundation.

It gave the princes an opportunity to secularize the property of the Church. What are the optimum proportions of com- munity resources to devote to elementary, intermediary, advanced and ultra-advanced education?

Matt Goguen added it Dec 07, Such research is now almost wholly in the control of the professional employees of the large foundations and their obedient satellites. That difficult and obscure problem, I shall leave to the philosophers and jurists.


The emergence pwoer dominating agencies in various fields of learning and teaching was a likely development. But the cooperation among the managers within the foundation complex does not favor the nonconformist.

A stereotyped bureaucracy has developed among the major foundations and their satellite organizations.

The stra- tegic use of its relatively small funds has resulted in the mobiliza- tion of additional funds behind causes favored by the endowment, in the form of matched grants supplied by other foundations within its sphere of influence. They have genuine stature and deserve every bit of the success and acclaim which they have earned by intelligence, en- ergy, and common sense in their own industrial fields.

Foundations: Their Power and Influence

Limited by lack of time and funds, the Reece Committee made no attempt to study these corporate foundations. Hence the support by a majority in Congress of both the Cox and Reece Committee inquiries. Essentially, the Textron idea was to provide tax-free shelter for business interests, but in organizations which could remain under control. These foundations have thus, in combination, created another power position of influence in education.

Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ( 1958)

As a concern of lay institutions organized to dispense benefaction to the poor and deserving, it is of a more recent nature. A.wormmser foundation managers like to admit their influence or not, foundation giving most obviously has an foundatiojs impact on education, on social thinking, and ultimately on political action.

June 14, Foundations: Wormser,] have earlier referred—propaganda toward a collectivism which now has broadened to international collectivism—globalism. In the twenties, several influential scientific and educational councils were set up jointly by cooperating foundations.