Charles Koch Has No Power to Coerce Anybody; That's Why He Needs GovernmentQuicklink submitted by Darren Wolfe Permalink
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|Were there an awards show for unintentional howlers, Charles Koch's statement in a Forbes interview last December ('Inside the Koch Empire: How the Brothers Plan to Reshape America,' December 5, 2012) would surely be a nominee. 'Most power is power to coerce somebody,' he said. 'We don't have the power to coerce anybody.' No, but the government sure does. Maybe that's why the Koch Brothers put so much money into lobbying groups and think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Heritage Foundation whose main purpose is to influence government policy.|
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