Posts Tagged ‘“robber barons”’

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

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 114 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Government, Households, Innovation, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, Uncategorized, US Presidential Election2 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...

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    Liking the Robber Barons

    Mar 5, 10 • 123 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo 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,...