John Blundell worked for the Institute of Humane Studies in the United States - a think tank funded and controlled by the oil billionaire Koch brothers. He was then hired by the Institute of Economic Affairs - Britain's first think tank - and the birthplace of UK climate denial. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
FAKENOMICS: The Institute of Economic Affairs was the first think tank in the UK to promote climate denial. This is the story of how John Blunder, its then director general, recruited British students with a flair for free market economics to the US for internships at Koch-funded think tanks. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
John Blundell was welcomed into the inner circle of the Koch elite at at time of inner-family squabbling and political scandal. He gained insight into an empire run by obsession and apparent deception. Then he arrived in the UK and set up its first climate denial think tank. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Fakenomics: Charles and David Koch own the biggest privately held oil company in the world, Koch Industries. They funded economist Friedrich Hayek and his free market think tanks. And those think tanks seeded climate denial in the UK. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reveals all...
Hayek is the intellectual inspiration for neoliberal think tanks and their war against Socialism, government regulation and, today, the European Union. But are these tankers really faithful to his ideas? BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates