Their central theme is usually that government is too big, inefficient, and intrusive into personal affairs, and that many of the functions of government could be better performed by the private sector. Then they ask for a donation - as usual.
They give a huge number of examples of how our government is dysfunctional. That confirms what most of us already know.
The theme is that we have tried many, many governmental ideologies, and they have all failed. We agree with that. But we have also tried many, many intellectual approaches to certain problems, and they have failed also.
Given the number of these think tanks, and given the amount of our intellectual resources, why do we have large dysfunctional systems?
There is a difference between intellectuality and mindfulness. Intellectuality alone is not sufficient to solve our problems. Once we grasp that, and incorporate that into our mental development, we can make quantum leaps forward.
I have known Ph.D.'s in psychology, who thought they had it all together, and then encountered a personal crisis, and hit bottom. After a recovery process, their mental functioning was truly wonderful. The great majority of our people have no conception of what this is about.