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Koch’s tangled political network uses obscure LLCs to hide from the public

Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade associations — nonprofits that can spend money to influence elections but don’t have to name their donors. The Kochs and their allies have built up a complex network…

Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffett: My investments more beneficial to society than taxes

Charles Koch, co-owner of energy giant Koch Industries, has responded to Warren Buffett’s assertion that the “billionaire-friendly” Congress had been “coddling” the rich for too long. Buffett, the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011, called for the U.S. government to “get serious about shared sacrifice” in New…