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The petrochemical billionaires David and Charles Koch are attempting a hostile takeover of the Cato Institute, one of the most respected libertarian think tanks in the world. After news broke last week that Charles Koch filed a lawsuit to seize control shares owned by the late William Niskanen, a series of articles came out over the weekend detailing the aggressive moves by the Koch brothers to, in the words of Cato president Ed Crane, “transform Cato from an independent, nonpartisan research organization into a political entity that might better support [Charles Koch’s] partisan agenda.”