Are Think Tanks Obsolete? If so, what does that mean for research?

Dr. Fran Buntman of the Sociology Department shared this article with us and we wanted to pass it along. The article discusses potential impacts of new ways of knowing/learning that policymakers and their staffs may choose over traditional research  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/10/05/are-think-tanks-obsolete/?noredirect=on&postshare=981444164532437&utm_term=.4c6cf3cdc95e