Tag Archives: Charles Koch

What Can I Do About It?

I had an entirely different plan for today’s article then I read Dana Milbank’s opinion piece in Wednesday morning’s Washington Post entitled, Koch Industries’ valentine to Vladimir Putin. The title of today’s post is a question; its last paragraph is the answer. Continue reading What Can I Do About It?

Deleting Emails

I have various methods of storing tidbits that I may want to cover in an upcoming op-ed. Among them is to email an article to myself.  Needless to say they all don’t get covered and they accumulate.  Periodically I delete them for one of various reasons; the optimal is that I include them in an article.  Today I want to execute the optimal solution in a few cases; let’s explore. Continue reading Deleting Emails

Posteriors In Prison

There have been a few notable versions of the Two Americas speech in recent political history. Barack Obama’s 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in Boston arguably enabled his presidency.   It is a different “two Americas” that I want to write about today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Posteriors In Prison

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America by Christopher Leonard to the Recommended Reading List.

The book is not a hit job on Charles Koch (the controlling interest in the business).  While it outlines many of his and his father’s illegal activities it also will give you reason to respect the business.  Koch Industries takes a long, not short, term approach to its ventures.  One of my biggest criticisms of American big business is its obsession with the month, quarter or at best fiscal year.  It also was a pioneer in the gathering and correlation of information.

One the evil end, Charles Koch only cares about what helps his businesses make money and absolutely nothing else motivates him to the great determent of America and the planet.

This is worth reading as a business and/or political book.  It should be required reading in American colleges  for all business and political science majors.

Trump Is Today’s GOP

Ever since I was a little boy growing up in suburban Buffalo, New York the Fourth of July, as we called it, was my favorite holiday. The boy can age into an old man and you can move him to another part of the country but in my case the favorite holiday hasn’t changed. Today I want to invite you along for a bit of fiction based on contemporary American politics.

Please note: The following is a work of political fiction. Continue reading Trump Is Today’s GOP