The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined, but few people know much about Koch Industries. For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. Seven years in the making, business reporter Christopher Leonard’s “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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