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 in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch Industries and that’s because the billionaire Koch brothers want it that way.Christopher Leonard, author of Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America, discusses the hidden role of Koch Industries in American life.
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If you want to understand how we destroyed unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, how we stalled progress on climate change, and how corporate America bought the influence industry, you have to understand the story of Koch Industries.
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