The Myth of the Robber Barons

The Myth of the Robber Barons

by Burton Folsom, Ron Robinson

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BN ID: 2940013404052
Publisher: Young America's Foundation
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 465,261
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Burt Folsom is Charles Kline professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

He received his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and has taught U. S. history at the University of Nebraska​, the University of Pittsburgh, Murray State University, and Northwood University.

He has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, Policy Review, and Human Events. Also, he has written seven books, which include Urban Capitalists (Johns Hopkins University Press), The Myth of the Robber Barons (Young America's Foundation), New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America, and Empire Builders (Rhodes and Easton).

He also runs a blog at

Folsom is giving speeches this year on the New Deal book and on the comparisons between the New Deal of FDR and the recent promises of a New Deal under Barack Obama.

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This was an outstanding book. What I enjoyed about the book are the two prospectives given about the two types of entrepreneurs. Those whose efforts were predicated on their efforts without government involvement vs those that received government subsidies in producing a product or service. I was especially impressed by what John D. Rockefeller accomplished with Standard Oil. This is a must read for those young entreprenuers whose interest is providing a product or service that serves not only the interest of the entrepreneur, but the employees and customers. At the heart of a "true entrepreneur", is to provide a product or service at the best possible price where it is a win-win for all involved. This example is best told from the standpoint of John D. Rockefeller.
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