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Volume 22  Number 3  •  Winter 2018
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Early RAND as a Talent Incubator: An Extraordinary Experiment
By Nicholas Rescher
This article appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of The Independent Review

From 1948 to 1958, RAND Corporation, the nonprofit research institute created by the U.S. Air Force, hired scores of exceptional young thinkers who would later go on to win Nobel prizes and other top accolades, launch new fields of study, help run the Pentagon, and start important think tanks of their own. Yet despite this success, few organizations have followed early RAND’s winning recipe of talent acquisition paired with a culture of free-wheeling collaboration.

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Other Independent Review articles by Nicholas Rescher
    Fall 2017   Realism about Political Philosophy
    Winter 2015   The Case for Cautious Conservatism







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