My Conversation With Christopher Leonard, Author Of Kochland: The Secret History Of Koch Industries And Corporate Power In America

Click Here To Listen Christopher Leonard - Kochland Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading [...]

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Sons Of Wichita: How The Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful And Private Dynasty By Daniel Schulman chats with Dr. Alvin

Daniel Schulman Click Here To Listen Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons-Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill-who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly [...]

By |June 4th, 2014|Biography, History, Politics|Comments Off on Sons Of Wichita: How The Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful And Private Dynasty By Daniel Schulman chats with Dr. Alvin