Tag: Koch Brothers

Oligarch of the Month: Charles Koch

For nearly four decades, Koch Industries has spent its time quashing the labor movement, besieging the environment, and stealing oil from the Osage Indians in Oklahoma. But in June, The Boston Globe reported that Charles Koch is teaming up with liberal-donor stalwart George Soros to fund a new antiwar think tank, the Quincy Institute, due […]

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How David Koch’s 1980 Fantasy Became America’s Current Reality

Billionaire fossil fuel mogul David Koch died Friday. Though he will rightfully be remembered for his role in the destruction of the earth, David Koch’s influence went far beyond climate denial. Ronald Reagan may have uttered the famous words “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem” back in 1981—but it […]

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David Koch Is Gone, But His Pipelines Are Here to Stay

David Koch, the marginally less-vile of the vile duo known as the Koch Brothers, is dead. Setting aside the fact that Charles was always the more powerful and, as a result, the more interesting of the two, the death of his brother allows for a moment to consider a world without either of them. It […]

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How David Koch Changed the World

When billionaire libertarian David Koch died this week following a decades-long battle with prostate cancer, the Arctic was rapidly melting. The Amazon rainforest was on fire. And the Earth had just experienced its hottest month in recorded human history. These planetary conditions mimicked closely what scientists had tried to warn the public about 30 years […]

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After 48 Years, Democrats Still Haven’t Gotten the Memo

In 1971, soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. wrote a memo to Eugene Sydnor Jr., the education director at the United States Chamber of Commerce. Powell told Sydnor and the Chamber that if the capitalist class wanted to be taken seriously in the halls of power, it would have to engage in a […]

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A Few Ideas for Those Rich People Who Have More Money Than They Can Spend

From left: Bobby Murphy, Evan Spiegel, Rupert Murdoch, and David H. Koch at some TIME 100 thing in 2014. Photo illustration based on a photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME Axios reported on Thursday that “wealthy people and corporations have so much money they literally don’t know what to do with it.” According to the outlet, a […]

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