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The Resource Kochland, Christopher Leonard, (electronic resource)

Kochland, Christopher Leonard, (electronic resource)

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Kochland
Title
Kochland
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Christopher Leonard
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eng
Summary
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 the biggest private company 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 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
Summary
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
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contains biographical information
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10801310
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BT
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1975-
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Leonard, Christopher
Dewey number
338
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Business
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
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Kochland, Christopher Leonard, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781476775401
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27719f8d-5391-4693-b30b-90a0c9afaa0c
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Kochland, Christopher Leonard, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476775401
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
27719f8d-5391-4693-b30b-90a0c9afaa0c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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