Lobbying World

The Cato Institute and the Koch brothers …

… are in a fight for control of the 35-year-old libertarian think-tank. Internal battles over the composition of the organization’s officials and board members have spilled over into public litigation in Kansas over control. I have found myself admiring of the intellectual level of Cato scholarship, even when opposed to its provocative conclusions, as is often the case. But having read the public exchange between Cato Chairman Robert A. Levy and Charles Koch, this non-libertarian casts his vote for the Levy position.

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Jeff Becker

You can thank Jeff Becker for the fact that there isn’t an excessive tax on your beer.

Jeff was the longtime president of the Beer Institute. He loved the beer industry, loved the people who made beer, the people who sold beer and the people who drank beer.

You go to his Facebook site, and you will see that even in his last days, he was checking out links to different beer distributors and beer groups and beer brands.

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