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Re: “Surprise! Right-wing think tank criticizes Arkansas taxing and spending

UCA received about $75,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation in recent years:
http://polluterwatch.org/charles-koch-univ…

I'm not sure about 2016 / 2017 (tax forms aren't out yet), but the CKF lists UCA as of this year:
https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/our-…

I'd bet that the UCA professors you mention are getting that Koch cash. If that's the case, I suggest finding any possible documentation of that arrangement. Koch's lawyers find some savvy ways to make professors beholden to their narrow worldview - you stop getting the funds if you displease the CKF.

Charles Koch remains on the Mercatus board of directors, and his money founded the organization some decades ago, with longtime Koch Industries executive Richard Fink running the show for much of that time.

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Posted by Connor Gibson on 08/09/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Kochs: Buying influence from college to politicians. Just like some other billionaires we know.

Koch funds University of Arkansas - not heavily, but likely sponsoring certain seminars, guest speakers or econ clubs where you read Charles Koch's books, perhaps Ayn Rand, definitely Austrian economists whose theories make it easy for Koch to justify their worldview.

Here are the sources, disclaimer is I'm the author. All references are linked for you to check.
http://polluterwatch.org/charles-koch-university-funding-database

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/polluterwatch/koch-industries/KOCH-POLLUTION-ON-CAMPUS-Academic-Freedom-Under-Assault-from-Charles-Kochs-50-million-Campaign-to-Infiltrate-Higher-Education/

Univ of Arkansas got another grant in 2013 and perhaps more this year.

Posted by Connor Gibson on 11/30/2014 at 10:30 PM

 

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