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The easy way to make money is to get special political privilege. From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff. ---->>>

When you start attacking cronyism and people's political interests, it gets nasty. ---->>>

The role of business is to provide products and services that make people's lives better - while using fewer resources - and to act lawfully and with integrity. ---->>>

The best way to make money is to have more economic freedom, which is why we are one of the very few large companies that are consistently for it. ---->>>

Far too many well-connected businesses are feeding at the federal trough. By addressing corporate welfare as well as other forms of welfare, we would add a whole new level of understanding to the notion of entitlement reform. ---->>>

I studied what principles under-laid peace and prosperity and concluded the only way to achieve societal well-being was through a system of economic freedom. ---->>>

In business, real jobs profitably produce goods and services that people value more highly than their alternatives. Subsidizing inefficient jobs is costly, wastes resources, and weakens our economy. ---->>>

People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better. ---->>>

Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers. ---->>>

I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington. ---->>>

From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff. ---->>>

I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished. ---->>>

Subsidies and mandates are just two of the privileges that government can bestow on politically connected friends. Others include grants, loans, tax credits, favorable regulations, bailouts, loan guarantees, targeted tax breaks and no-bid contracts. ---->>>

Laying the groundwork for smaller, smarter government, especially at the federal level, is going to be tough. But it is essential for getting us back on the path to long-term prosperity. ---->>>

The successful companies try to keep the new entrants down. Now that's great for a company like ours. We make more money that way because we have less competition and less innovation. But for the country as a whole, it's horrible. ---->>>

Koch companies employ 60,000 Americans, who make many thousands of products that Americans want and need. ---->>>

You pass a program and get people dependent on it, making it brutal to get rid of. The key is not letting it get started. ---->>>

Crony capitalism is much easier than competing in an open market. But it erodes our overall standard of living and stifles entrepreneurs by rewarding the politically favored rather than those who provide what consumers want. ---->>>

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs - even when we benefit from them. ---->>>

Our elected officials would do well to remember that the most prosperous countries are those that allow consumers - not governments - to direct the use of resources. Allowing the government to pick winners and losers hurts almost everyone, especially our poorest citizens. ---->>>

When a company is not being guided by the products they make and what the customers need, but by how they can manipulate the system - get regulations on their competitors, or mandates on using their products, or eliminating foreign competition - it just lowers the overall standard of living and hurts the disadvantaged the most. ---->>>

I don't want to dedicate my life to getting publicity. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-01, 1935
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
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Occupation: Businessman
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Charles de Ganahl Koch (/ˈkoʊk/; born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David Koch serves as Executive Vice President. Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate (wikipedia)