Tuesday, April 25, 2006

18 Families

Ming wonders what separates good companies from bad companies? I think being on this list of only 18 families trying to repeal the estate tax might seriously tilt you toward bad (via TaxProf Blog - the Citizen.org report is 57 pages long). Of course, there's alway our own local baseball magnate candidate for the list, Pohlad (via Smartie at Power Liberal). And if you feel particularly like reading about the ultra rich tonight, Orcinus' Dave Neiwert can explain to you how those families need the money so they can escape the coming environmental disasters they're foisting on the world.
  • Allyn-Soderberg Family (Welch Allyn Inc.)
  • Blethen Family (Seattle Times Co.)
  • Cox Family (Cox Enterprises, Inc.)
  • DeVos and Van Andel Families (Alticor/Amway)
  • Dorrance Family (Campbell Soup Company)
  • Gallo (E&J Gallo Winery)
  • Harbert Family
  • Johnson Family (BET, RLJ Development Co.)
  • Koch Family (Koch Industries)
  • Mars Family (Mars Inc.)
  • Mayer Family (Captiva Resources)
  • Nordstrom Family (Nordstrom Inc.)
  • Sobrato Family (Sobrato Development)
  • Stephens Family (Stephens Inc.)
  • Timken Family (The Timken Company)
  • Walton Family (Wal-Mart)
  • Wegman Family (Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.)

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