Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

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Author: Christopher Leonard

9781471187506 | PB | pp. 704 | 2019 | Simon & Schuster

Kochland by Christopher Leonard is a dazzling, rich narrative that takes us deep inside the rise of a vastly powerful corporate family and the dual-sided nature of American capitalism.

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The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and US 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 in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch Industries and that’s because the billionaire Koch brothers have wanted it that way.

For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. He’s a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter. These strategies made him and his brother David together richer than Bill Gates.

But there’s another side to this story. If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this book.

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Author:

Christopher Leonard

ISBN:

9781471187506

Binding:

Paperback

Year of Publication:

2019

Pages:

704

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a business reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Meat Racket and Kochland, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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