Posts Tagged ‘“robber barons”’

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    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 565 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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    Liking the Robber Barons

    Mar 5, 10 • 431 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]