Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

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    Liking the Robber Barons

    Mar 5, 10 • 254 Views • No Comments

    A confession:  I have never disliked the “robber barons.”   Written by Matthew Josephson (1899-1978), The Robber Barons told us how the great nineteenth industrial empires were built.  Emphasizing the misdeeds of Rockefeller,...  [read more]

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    The Significance of the Frisbee

    Feb 22, 10 • 249 Views • No Comments

    Last week, just after listening to the Schumpeter lecture from Dr. Timothy Taylor in a (very good) Teaching Company course on the history of economic thought, I read in the N.Y. Times that the inventor of the Frisbee had died. Joseph Schumpeter focused on the...  [read more]

  • The Best Places to Start a Business

    Jan 1, 10 • 218 Views • No Comments

    Timothy Taylor, in his Teaching Company course, “America and the New Global Economy,” says that Mahatma Gandhi wanted farms and businesses to remain small so that there would be no exploitation. After Gandhi, the business climate remained...  [read more]