Posts Tagged ‘John D. Rockefeller’

  • Everyday economics and monopoly games

    Monopoly Game Surprises

    Feb 16, 15 • 545 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]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Gender Issues: Lessons From Hetty Green

    Dec 17, 12 • 577 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps we should remember Hetty Green when trying to erase the gender pay gap. Hetty Green, who died at age 82 in 1916, was a multimillionaire who owned Dewey, a terrier that bit people. Asked why she kept him, she replied, “He loves me and he......  [read more]

  • Everyday economics and U.S. GDP

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 664 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]

  • Inequality Questions

    Oct 30, 11 • 617 Views • No Comments

    Astoundingly, the country in which we are born determines 60% of our income. And then, the next 20% relates to our parents’ affluence. Here are some answers to other interesting questions we never knew we wanted to ask. All are from The Haves and the......  [read more]