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Charles Koch: The people I pay agree with me, so should you.

Charles Koch: The people I pay agree with me, so should you. According to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, calculated the Competitive Enterprise Institute Mr. Koch failed to mention that he funds the people he is quoting. I for one am not surprised the people he pays to reach the conclusions he supports are in […]

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Climate study, funded in part by conservative group, confirms global warming

Climate study, funded in part by conservative group, confirms global warming “Money for the new study, dubbed the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, came from five foundations, including one established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and another from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, widely seen as a source of money for conservative organizations and initiatives […]

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David Koch Flees from ABC News Over Iran Scandal Questions

David Koch Flees from ABC News Over Iran Scandal Questions A recent report in Bloomberg Markets magazine revealed that Koch Industries had been caught paying bribes to win contracts, engaging in possibly-illegal trade with Iran, price fixing, and ignoring environmental regulations.

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Koch Brothers Flout Law With Secret Iran Sales

Koch Brothers Flout Law With Secret Iran Sales Long article on Koch energy claims culture of bribery and lawlessness.

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Charles Koch Extols Medicare and Social Security To Friederich Hayek

Charles Koch Extols Medicare and Social Security To Friederich Hayek Not from the Onion.

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Koch Industries Says That Koch Political Activities Are Motivated By Considerations Of Corporate Profit

From Koch Industries Says That Koch Political Activities Are Motivated By Considerations Of Corporate Profit Anyone surprised by this? 

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Yes, the Kochs fund groups out of self-interest

I think it’s hard to argue with the basic premise that the Kochs fund organizations that advocate allowing Koch Industries to continue emitting carbon without limits. Those organizations employ various people who employ various arguments – outright denial of climate science, the cost-benefit argument that the cost of limiting emissions exceeds the supposed future “cost” […]

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ThinkProgress » EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Scott Brown Begs David Koch For Money

ThinkProgress » EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Scott Brown Begs David Koch For Money

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The Kochs and the Commons

Suppose I had a business where what I do is find people who live in flood prone areas and threaten to wreck their houses unless they pay me money. That would be called an extortion racket, not capitalism. I don’t own those people’s houses. Real capitalism requires the government to restrain me from knocking the […]

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The Less Discussed Part of Walker’s Wisconsin Plan: No-Bid Energy Assets Firesales.

The Less Discussed Part of Walker’s Wisconsin Plan: No-Bid Energy Assets Firesales. Why does opposition to collective bargaining not apply to corporate collective bargaining?