Dear Commons Community,
Frank Rich has a fine column today in the NY Times today on the political involvement of billionaires Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers. Among other things, he traces their contributions to ultra right-wing political causes such as the Tea Party. While Rupert Murdoch has been in the limelight for decades, the Koch brothers have generally been seen as philanthropists (e.g., the David Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center) and having preferred less visibility for their political involvements. Mr. Rich comments that the Koch brothers were the subject of an expose last week in an article written by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker.
Mr. Rich’s column is required reading for anyone wanting to understand more how moneyed interests use their financial resources to push their political and personal agendas and to secure their privileged positions.
Frank Rich’s column is available at: