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Charles G. Koch discusses the books are the ones where he learned how the world works.

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Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

Human Action: A Treatise on Economicsby Ludwig von Mises had a profound effect on Charles Koch when he read it for the first time. Described as his “magnum opus,” this 900-page, 1949 treatise details a comprehensive, economics-based worldview on how people can live and work together peacefully – including what motivates us to act and […]

3 min2016 NOV 13
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Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

Bonfire of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Charles G. Koch explains what makes Tom Wolfe compelling reading. Originally published as a 27-part serial in Rolling Stone, then heavily revised for novelization, this 1987 tome set in New York City is considered by many to be the quintessential novel of the 1980s – receiving both widespread critical acclaim and weeks on best-seller lists. […]

2 min2016 NOV 11
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Bonfire of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray

Charles G. Kochreads a passage and explores his affinity for the author. About the book: This 1988 book by a renown political scientist revisits the framers’ vision for good public policy inherent in the Declaration of Independence – and makes a compelling case for why it still is the best possible option for pursuing and […]

4 min2016 NOV 10
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In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray

Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy

Charles discussesPersonal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy by Michael Polyani and the profound influence the book had on his business. When it was published in 1958, “Personal Knowledge” challenged a prevailing philosophical idea – that all knowledge is objective, absolute and independent of individual experience. By reframing it as a personal discipline, Polanyi reclaims knowledge […]

4 min2016 NOV 10
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Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy
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Latest Episodes

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

Human Action: A Treatise on Economicsby Ludwig von Mises had a profound effect on Charles Koch when he read it for the first time. Described as his “magnum opus,” this 900-page, 1949 treatise details a comprehensive, economics-based worldview on how people can live and work together peacefully – including what motivates us to act and […]

3 min2016 NOV 13
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Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

Bonfire of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Charles G. Koch explains what makes Tom Wolfe compelling reading. Originally published as a 27-part serial in Rolling Stone, then heavily revised for novelization, this 1987 tome set in New York City is considered by many to be the quintessential novel of the 1980s – receiving both widespread critical acclaim and weeks on best-seller lists. […]

2 min2016 NOV 11
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Bonfire of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe

In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray

Charles G. Kochreads a passage and explores his affinity for the author. About the book: This 1988 book by a renown political scientist revisits the framers’ vision for good public policy inherent in the Declaration of Independence – and makes a compelling case for why it still is the best possible option for pursuing and […]

4 min2016 NOV 10
Comments
In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray

Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy

Charles discussesPersonal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy by Michael Polyani and the profound influence the book had on his business. When it was published in 1958, “Personal Knowledge” challenged a prevailing philosophical idea – that all knowledge is objective, absolute and independent of individual experience. By reframing it as a personal discipline, Polanyi reclaims knowledge […]

4 min2016 NOV 10
Comments
Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy
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