Endgame Research

About George Draffan

George Draffan received a degree in history at the University of Oregon and a masterís degree in librarianship at the University of Washington. He has worked as a carpenter and landscaper, as a corporate librarian, and research consultant to private and public organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service.

He spent a few years working for an environmental engineering firm where he managed the corporate library and provided the staff of engineers, geologists, biologists, toxicologists, and regulatory analysts with information on water and air pollution control, hazardous waste management, and public health issues.

George has spent the last 20 years working with citizens, community groups, environmental organizations, and labor unions. He has produced hundreds of corporate profiles and power maps; reports on political influence, subsidies, & externalities; analyses of industrial sectors and global production chains; and the environmental and economic impacts of globalization. He is also the author or co-author of several books, including Railroads & Clearcuts, The Elite Consensus, Strangely Like War, and Welcome to the Machine.

He was a founding board member of Conservation Northwest, and has been a volunteer and board member of the Northwest Dharma Association.

Georgeís passion and experience is in providing citizens and community groups with the information they need.


George Draffan

Representative Projects

Each project is unique, designed to fulfill the information needs and strategies of the client. Here are just a few of the projects completed:

  A database of taxpayer subsidies to the fossil fuel transportation and energy industies.

  An analysis of the billion-dollar floral greens industry for labor centers concerned with the rights and safety of immigrant workers in the Pacific Northwest.

  The 19th century railroad land grants resulted in corporate monopolies in transportation, real estate, timber, and mining, as well as many of todayís economic, environmental, and social problems. Our study of public land policies has resulted in the book Railroads & Clearcuts, an essay on Taking Back Our Land, and the Landgrant.org website.

  The Elite Consensus: When Corporations Wield the Constitution is a study of think tanks, lobby groups, trade associations, and multilateral trade agencies at the center of global economic, legal, and political power.

  Compiled a database of the customers of a pulp and paper company targeted for acquisition by a multinational corporation.

  Compiled a report on corporations, executive compensation, and political campaign payments for members of a union concerned about the outsourcing of jobs in the aerospace industry.

  The Global Timber Titans report on layoffs in the wood and paper industries.

  Compiled a database of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies responsible for protecting health and safety in the industrial and residential zone in south Seattle.

  Compiled a database of the health and safety record of Union Carbide for a coalition of labor and community groups.



George Draffan