Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The evil of the Koch brothers, catalogued and codified

Dark Money by Jane Mayer and reviewed here in the NYTimes looks to be the most important book of 2016 and an excellent enlargement on her immortal piece about the Koch brothers, Covert Operations.
This ideology helps to explain one of the most important Koch crusades of recent years: the fight to prevent action against climate change. The Koch-sponsored advocacy group Americans for Prosperity has been at the forefront of climate-change opposition over the past decade. When the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2011, Americans for Prosperity lobbied lawmakers to support a “no climate tax” pledge, and by the time Congress convened that year, 156 House and Senate members had signed on.
The Koch brothers appear to want to go down in history as the biggest villains responsible for our failure to prevent catastrophic climate change. I wonder if they're happy with what they bought with all that money and all that corruption of the US political system.