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How US billionaires are fuelling the hard-right cause in Britain | George Monbiot

That Spiked magazine’s US funding arm received $300,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation suggests a hidden agendaDark money is among the greatest current threats to democracy. It means money spent below the public radar, that seeks to change political outcomes. It enables very rich people and corporations to influence politics without showing their hands.Among the world’s biggest political spenders are Charles and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries, a vast private conglomerate of oil pipelines and refineries, chemicals, timber and paper companies, commodity trading firms and cattle ranches. If their two fortunes were rolled into one, Charles David Koch, with $120bn, would be the richest man on Earth. Continue reading...

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