7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

Koch Industries is America's second-largest private corporation, with revenue of $100 billion in 2009, and 80,000 employees in 60 countries. How libertarian are they? The short answer...not very.
For the past fifty years, through its Matador Cattle Company subsidiary, Koch Industries has been quietly milking a New Deal program that allows ranchers to use federal land basically for free. Full Story »

Posted by Lynn Caporale
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Posted by: Posted by Lynn Caporale - Feb 26, 2011 - 10:52 AM PST
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Feb 26, 2011 - 12:38 PM PST
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by Lynn Caporale - Feb. 26, 2011

An interesting on-line journalism approach-- the report itself is a quick read, but does not have supporting information in the text. There is a link to 7 specific examples of what the author is discussing. Then, within each of these claims, there is a separate link to the evidence to support each claim. Unfortunately, when following through some of these supporting links do not work.

A fascinating critique, which claims 7 specific non-free market examples of Koch wealth.

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