C131+LEC+8+ROBBER+BARONS+Word+2003

C131+LEC+8+ROBBER+BARONS+Word+2003 - 1. THE ROBBER BARONS...

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1. THE ROBBER BARONS 2. Creating wealth? Or transferring wealth? If the purpose of capitalism is the creation of wealth through the investment of resources, then persons who increase their own wealth by taking resources from others, are not faithful to the purpose. 3. Unscrupulous entrepreneurs Criminal role models for the Prohibition-era gangsters. Creators of a climate supportive of the growth of organized crime. 4. John Jacob Astor 1763-1848 Western wilderness employees were forced to buy from company store. Politician on his payroll; later as Secy. of War, dismissed charges of corruption, extortion, NY slumlord. Generations of criminals were spawned in those slums. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course CRM LAW SC 131 taught by Professor Bickford during the Summer '08 term at UC Irvine.

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