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Corporate, Social, and Political Networks of Koch Industries, Inc. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation: Extension to the State of Nebraska

The importance of interlocking board directorships among corporations and between corporations and social organizations has been confirmed for defining the modern political economy. This paper finds the networks of those interlocks for Koch Industries Inc. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and extends the networks to describe and analyze the accompanying political network of contributions to Nebraska political campaigns. For corporate and social networks, conventional theoretical structures are utilized to find the new database of those networks for Koch Industries and TD Ameritrade. The new theoretical structure and database discovered in the research is for the campaign contributions of the board directors in the corporate and social networks, as they are traced to campaigns for federal offices (see columns I, J, K and L of Figure 3 and Tables 1 and 2). The new political campaign finance structure discovered here includes thousands of interconnected campaign finance conduits through which money flows to political campaigns.

Publication Information
Article Title: Corporate, Social, and Political Networks of Koch Industries, Inc. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation: Extension to the State of Nebraska
Journal: Journal of Economic Issues (2013)
47(1) 63-93
Author(s): Hayden, F. Gregory;  Dodds Garner, Alyx;  Hoffman, Jerry
Researcher Information
    
Hayden, F. Gregory
Hayden, F. Gregory
Professor of Economics
Expertise:
  • Public Finance
  • Social Fabric Matrix
  • Ecological Economics
  • State Educational Finance
Economics
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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