Jobs may be hard to come by in the next few years. If anyone is looking, I found these two job descriptions on the Center for Consumer Freedom website:
Free-market-oriented Washington D.C. research and communications organization seeks a talented, creative writer with a proven record of published work. Applicant must be able to produce original columns and articles and have a demonstrated ability to utilize wit and humor to illustrate free-market ideas.
You are committed to the free market and individual empowerment, with a healthy skepticism of sacred cows. People think of you as an inquisitive, high-energy individual with a probing mind and a good sense of humor.
We are a fast-paced, non-profit organization that specializes in strategic research, communications and advertising – all in the service of shaping public debates. For more information on our approach to policy debates, you can check out a recent profile on 60 Minutes.
We provide an entrepreneurial atmosphere where responsibility and rewards are the result of talent and judgment, not seniority. Members of our elite team enjoy competitive compensation, a lucrative financial incentive plan, and non-stop adrenaline.
When you are hired, this is the type of work you will expected to produce:
Don't Be a Turkey This Thanksgiving: Insist On The Obesity Liability Waiver
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Food Cops
The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit that claims to be "devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices." According to a commentary recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the center is funded primarily through donations from food companies such a Coca-Cola, Cargill, Tyson, and Wendy's. These companies purport themselves as leaders in promoting health: "We want to help empower people around the world to develop active, healthy lifestyles through our commitments, our actions and our dedication of resources to three guiding principles: Think, Drink and Move"(Coke). Could it be that they're talking out of both sides of their mouth?