Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Carnegie’

  • Everyday economics and monopoly games

    Monopoly Game Surprises

    Feb 16, 15 • 155 Views • No Comments

    Celebrating an 80th anniversary, 80 French Monopoly sets will have real euros. About money, Monopoly has market lessons, especially if you change the rules....  [read more]

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 411 Views • 2 Comments

    I have confessed before that I admire the entrepreneurs who have been called the robber barons. Carnegie and steel, Rockefeller and oil, J.J. Hill and railroads, Morgan and money. These men and others from their 19th century world competed lethally. On the...  [read more]

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    Debating the Inheritance Tax

    Jun 12, 10 • 361 Views • No Comments

    Death usually means some money for Uncle Sam and the rest for the real relatives (and unrelated heirs). As a result, when John D. Rockefeller died in 1937, his heirs received 30% of his fortune and the U.S. government got the rest. During March, 2010,...  [read more]