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The Resource Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America, Christopher Leonard

Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America, Christopher Leonard

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Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
Title
Kochland
Title remainder
the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Leonard
Title variation
Koch land
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 have 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. Seven years in the making, Kochland reads like a true-life thriller, with larger-than-life characters driving the battles on every page. The book tells the ambitious tale of how one private company consolidated power over half a century -- and how in doing so, it helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today
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NjBwBT
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1975-
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Leonard, Christopher
Dewey number
338.7/665530973
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charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9569.K63
LC item number
L46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Koch, Charles G.
  • Koch, David H
  • Koch Industries
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Corporate power
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Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America, Christopher Leonard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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on1110726946
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 687 pages
Isbn
9781476775388
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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charts
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(OCoLC)1110726946
Label
Kochland : the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America, Christopher Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110726946
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 687 pages
Isbn
9781476775388
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1110726946

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