BHP’s Andrew Mackenzie brings leftist past to bear in defense of global coal industry

By A. Odysseus Patrick, August 2, 2014

SYDNEY — Andrew Mackenzie isn’t your regular mining company chief executive. He speaks five languages, including Norwegian. He recently was elected to Britain’s Royal Society, an honor reserved for scientific luminaries such as Stephen Hawking. He is reading Thomas Piketty’s assault on economic orthodoxy, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” He catches a train to work and drives a hybrid on weekends.

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