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Powerline on Bloomberg, Koch Industries

The recent piece by Bloomberg Markets on the purported faults of Koch Industries is being revealed as another example of the politically-motivated slash-and-burn pieces that have become common at media outlets with a liberal political agenda.

Contrary to Buffet, government spending is not good

Recently wealthy investor Warren Buffet has been in the news for his advocacy of higher taxes. But is government -- politics, in other words -- the best way to allocate resources?

Pickens: It’s all about me, and MSNBC doesn’t notice

Appearing on the MSNBC morning program Morning Joe, energy investor T. Boone Pickens let us know that despite his no-nonsense business-like approach to supporting what he believes to be in America's best interests, it's really all about him and what profits him. But program hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski didn't catch that.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Wednesday May 25, 2011

Today: The failure of American schools; Professors to Koch Brothers: Take your green back; History and legacy of Kansas populism; Federal grants seen to raise future local spending; Debt observed as sold.

Pickens criticism illustrates divide between free markets and intervention

Criticism by energy investor T. Boone Pickens of U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo and Koch Industries continues to illustrate the difference between those who believe in economic freedom and free markets, and those -- like Pickens -- who invest in politicians, bureaucrats, and the hope of a government subsidy.

Charles Koch: Advancing economic freedom

Charles and David Koch defend the principles of economic freedom that leads to prosperity for everyone, and warn against the dangers it faces.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Thursday April 21, 2011

Today: Can anything Think Progress says about the Kochs be believed; Kansas governor on first 100 days; freeloaders come in all types; are taxes the solution; the spontaneous society -- centralized planning not required.

New York Times correction, finally

The New York Times finally issues a correction regarding political contributions from Charles and David Koch.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Tuesday March 29, 2011

Today: Follow-up to Koch profile; the decline of Detroit: a lesson for Wichita?; Moran to vote "no" on debt ceiling; golden geese on the move; legislators will have more access to SRS case files; Wichita unemployment rate improving, government planners vs. individuals.

Weekly Standard: The left’s obsession with the Koch brothers

Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard has written a profile of Charles and David Koch and Koch Industries, focusing on politics and the attacks by the political Left. A key passage in the story explains what those who believe in economic freedom have known all along: If Charles and David Koch really wanted to make a lot of money for themselves, they would act like most corporations: seek fortune through government intervention, not through competition in free markets.

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