Uncle Sam Can't Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy

Uncle Sam Can't Count: A History of Failed Government Investments, from Beaver Pelts to Green Energy

by Burton W. Folsom Jr. Jr., Anita Folsom

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ISBN-13: 9780062292698
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Burton W. Folsom Jr. is the Charles Kline Professor of History and Management at Hillsdale College, and the author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, The Myth of the Robber Barons, and FDR Goes to War, written with his wife, Anita. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, Policy Review, and Human Events.


Anita Folsom has pursued a career in both politics and the teaching of history, including teaching American history at Hillsdale College. She served in the Electoral College in 1988. Since 2006 she has directed Hillsdale College's Free Market Forum, a national colloquium for college teachers. She is coauthor of FDR Goes to War and has written for the Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, Human Events, and the Detroit News.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Beaver Pelts, Big Government, and John Jacob Astor 13

2 Vanderbilt Goes Upstream Against the Subsidies 33

3 The Boy Governor Endorses State Subsidies 51

4 James J. Hill vs. Subsidized Railroads 75

5 Herbert Dow Changed the World 97

6 The Wright Brothers Conquer the Air 117

17 The D.C. Subsidy Machine 139

18 Uncle Sam Invents the Energy Crisis 163

19 Uncle Sam Heals the Planet 179

Conclusion 193

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 207

Index 229

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