Tag: Koch, David H

The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger

In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind. Lawmakers accustomed to scheduling town hall meetings where no one would show up suddenly faced shouting crowds of hundreds, some of whom brought a holstered pistol or a rifle slung over […]

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How David Koch Left His Mark on New York

Weather: Expect lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditRobert Caplin for The New York Times The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care. The David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing. The list goes on. Mr. Koch, the billionaire who fueled the right-wing libertarian movement, was […]

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David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier

A few years ago, I was sitting in the book-lined study of an elegant condo with a view of downtown Washington, interviewing a former senior Koch Industries lobbyist about his job. I asked him what got him up in the morning when he worked for Koch. He gave me a one-word answer: “Carbon.” At the […]

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How David Koch and His Brother Shaped American Politics

In 1980, David H. Koch, one of the two billionaire industrialist brothers at the center of a sprawling and powerful political network, served as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nominee. The ticket earned 1.1 percent. But in the years since that failed run, Mr. Koch, who died on Friday, and his brother Charles, found far greater […]

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David Koch, Industrialist Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79

David H. Koch, who joined his brother, Charles G. Koch, in business and political ventures that grew into the nation’s second-largest private company and a powerful right-wing libertarian movement that helped reshape American politics, has died. He was 79.  Charles Koch announced the death in a statement, which gave no cause but noted that David Koch […]

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Want a Job but Have a Record? Who Cares? You’re Hired.

If you want a job at Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., just north of the Bronx, it’s yours. There’s no background check, drug test, credit check or call to references. Greyston won’t even interview you. You just go into the bakery and put your name and contact information on a list. When a job comes […]

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