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Reader comment on: The New Yorker on David and Charles Koch

Submitted by Eric Crampton (New Zealand), Aug 24, 2010 23:45

They attribute "Kochtipus" to folks looking at shadowy anti-Obama groups funded by Koch.

The term goes back to the 1970s and refers properly to the effect a billionaire can't help but having when he starts giving money to a whole pile of poverty-stricken libertarian organizations. He sneezes, they move. That's where the term's from. It's even in Doherty's book, "Radicals for Capitalism". Check in the index under Koch.

Quality control at New Yorker is nonexistent.


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At least someone did their research [116 words]Peggy VenableAug 25, 2010 15:24
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Stealth - yes
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