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?
Will Iowans elected a self-proclaimed simple farm girl to replace the castrator from the Koch Brothers in the United States Senate? We’ll find out this November. Let’s explore the reasons why they should. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Theresa Greenfield
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
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.
If I have to explain why Koch Industries’ products are being placed on the restricted list then you simply haven’t been paying attention. This is a classic example of why progressives should not spend money with an organization. The Koch brothers are the largest financiers of the radical right wing. Continue reading Rated R – Koch Industries