Tag: Koch Industries Inc

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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‘Kochland’ Measures the Reach of a Politically Influential Corporate Giant

With great power comes a lot of publicity — not all of it wanted, as a new book about the secretive Koch Industries makes clear. In “Kochland,” the business journalist Christopher Leonard adds to a growing shelf that includes Jane Mayer’s best-selling “Dark Money” and Daniel Schulman’s “Sons of Wichita.” Schulman focused on the Koch […]

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A Koch Executive’s Harassment in China Adds to Fears Among Visitors

A Koch Industries executive was told he could not leave China. An ex-diplomat who helped organize a technology forum in Beijing was hassled by authorities who wanted to question him. An industry group developed contingency plans, in case its offices were raided and computer servers were seized. Business executives, Washington officials and other frequent visitors […]

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