How is Donald Trump a robber baron?
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Carnegie made alot of money, and he didn't even increase the wages of his worker. His workers faced many horrible safety condtions. He also took advantage of the government.
He established a monopoly of the oil industry through his company Standard Oil. Answer He established a monopoly of the oil industry
Answer . No, Ford is not considered a robber baron; rather, he's known as a captain of industry. He didn't engage in trust agreements (which were illegal) or consolidation. He in no way stifled free trade and competition. What he did do was use smart, fair business practices, such as pay his worker…s $5 for an eight-hour workday, set up his own factory that eliminated the need of an outside supplier and refinery, and made mass production possible through a moving assembly line. . He is, however, considered Anti-Semitic, based on text printed in his Dearborn, Michigan newspaper. (MORE)
J. D. Rockefeller was considered both a robber baron and a captain of industry. No he wasn't, he was simply a man that knew how to invest and make sure that his companies were prosperous. He was a philantropist who gave back to many organizations and colleges. Rockefeller gave 10% of every paycheck… to Baptist churches. (to above answer) YES he was a robber baron since not only did he invest well, his original wealth was made on exploited workers and use of "persuading" the government to help his wealth grow (Robin Hood Robber Baron) No he wasn't, he was intelligent and knew how to invest so his companies were prosperous, like the above comment. However, he did not use hthis all for his own benefit, which is what a robber baron would do. On the other hand, Rockefeller was a big philanthropist and founded organizations such as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Just because you know how to make money doesn't automatically make you a robber baron--it's what you do with the money that determines it. (MORE)
The "robber barons" were industrialists and businessmen in the US during the late 19th and early 20th century. They were so called because their methods of enriching themselves were equated to feudal lords of medieval Europe, who stole from both travelers and serfs. The business methods they employe…d were widely viewed as illegal, immoral, unethical, or corrupt, taking every advantage over workers and consumers, and with little regard for anything but profit. Some of these became the wealthiest, most influential, and most famous individuals of their day, and their fortunes have enriched their descendants for generations. Some persons associated with the term are : . John Jacob Astor (real estate, fur) - New York City . Andrew Carnegie (railroads, steel) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . Jay Cooke (finance) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Charles Crocker (railroads) - California . Daniel Drew (finance) - New York state . James Buchanan Duke (tobacco) - near Durham, North Carolina . James Fisk (finance) - New York state . Henry Flagler (railroads, oil, the Standard Oil company) - New York City and Palm Beach, Florida . Henry Ford (automobile) - Dearborn, Michigan and metropolitan Detroit, Michigan . Henry Clay Frick (steel) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City . John Warne Gates (steel, oil) - Chicago and Texas . Jay Gould (finance, railroads) - New York (both state and city) . Edward Henry Harriman (railroads) - New York state . Collis P. Huntington (railroads) - California, Virginia, and New York . Andrew Mellon (finance) - Pennsylvania . J. P. Morgan (finance) - New York . Mark Hopkins (railroads) - California . John D. Rockefeller (oil) - Cleveland, Ohio . Leland Stanford (railroads) - Sacramento, California and San Francisco, California . Cornelius Vanderbilt (railroads, shipping) - New York City, New York . James J. Hill (railroads) - St. Paul, Minnesota . George Mortimer Pullman (railroads) - Pullman, Chicago (see related link) (MORE)
ruthless industrialists that they had a right to get as much money as the could
Robber Barons were wealthy businessmen who were known to use harshpractices to gain their wealth. They often used child or cheaplabor, did not adhere to safety regulations and worked theiremployees long hours in order to keep production high.
Robber barons were wealthy and powerful 19th-century Americanbusiness men, who had unethical business practices and exploitedlabor, and questionable stock market dealings. John Jacob Astor andAndrew Carnegie were labeled as robber barons.
\n . They stole from public places and worked for there own benefits, the opposite of a captain of industry.
Jay Gould is an example of robber baron because he was a businessleader who became wealthy through dishonest methods. Others areRockefeller and Carnegie.
Robber barons were the Captains of Industry who were looked at as evil and bad because they took away the capitalism from other people and no one could compete with their achievements. Robber Barons were also thought of to use political power to get advantages in their work to stay ahead of people a…nd remain the "top dog". They also had lots of money and called the mansions they built in Newport "summer cottages", which made many people angry because of the little money they made. Some RB / CoIs are: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan Robber Baron was the derogatory term for the rich and powerful inthe 19th century. This happen mostly in American periodicalliterature. A robber baron is an unscrupulous wealthy person who got theirfortune by ruthless means in the late nineteenth century. It is anoble who would rob travelers as they passed through their land. (MORE)
The term "robber baron" is very imprecise and is applied as a name for people who made money in industry or transportation during the 19th century. Since Vanderbilt made a lot of money during this time, he was called a robber baron.
The term robber baron was coined to describe Cornelius Vanderbilt.It was a derogatory term meant to criticize his goal to eliminatecompetition in both the steamboat and railroad industries whilebecoming extremely rich in the process.
they had a right to gain wealth and power at the expense of other people and of natural resources
Robber barons were not robbers they were rich bankers and businessmen in the gilded age
Robber barons were important because their terrible actions led toimprovements. The union movement came about because of the wayrobber barons treated workers. This led to a better life forworkers.
Robber baron is a pejorative term used for a powerful 19th century United States businessman and banker. The term may now relate to any businessman or banker who used questionable business practices to become powerful or wealthy.
History portrays Joe Kennedy as a less than honest man, who lacked character. He is said to have made most of his money during prohibition performing illegal activities of the time. It is reported that he had ties to the mafia as well. Some of these rumors have haunted the family throughout time
no, he donated a notable amount of money to churches and was fair to his workers. If anything, Gustavus was a Captain of Industry.
The nickname "The Donald" was given to him by his first wife, Ivana Trump when they were married in the 1980's.
John D. Rockefeller was. Him and his oil company. He reaped large profits from his employees instead of dishing the money out equally. He was a greedy guy.
Yes most consider him to be a robber baron of the 19th century. He helped to corner the gold market, yet him plan fell apart on black friday. Although he had many industry advancements he got there with unethical tactics
Mr Trump, you called out Mr Obama on his birth certificate and got what you wanted. His BC says his father is African. AFRICAN is a nationality NOT a race. My BC does not say my dad was German. There are white Africans. ( thus the phase --- Afro - American.) Two nationalities not races. Back then, t…hey used either black or colored. Just my opinion. Murray (MORE)
The industrialists were no different than anyone else, in that they were out to make money. They saw a means of doing so via efficiencies and innovation as opposed to 40 hours a week of some sort of labor or service, as the majority of people do. To call them robber barons would be to "bite the hand… that feeds you", or at least condemn it, as industry creates so many jobs and opportunities. Without industrialists driving the economy and producing, no one would pay the bills that our country racks up each year. And without someone to pay the bills, the looters cannot get their entitlements and handouts. So, no, a successful industrialist is not a robber baron. 'Savvy Entrepreneur' would more accurately describe them. (MORE)
Because he was cruel to his workers and was cheap when it came to paying his workers.
I can help you define robber baron. Robber is the worst theft, theft is just sneaky and lies and Mark Twain says damnable lies. The Robber cuts your jugular veins and places false evidence of other drugs or murder fights or rape and has the entire earth hating you and uses the money to harm your off…spring who may get wise. Baron is part of the old kingdom of contract killers who almost killed the Constitution. The Robber Barons were evil as in satanism or demonic sacrifices they took over the government and law and churches and payed and payed and payed for evil and a rotten crumb of good for pictures. They worked railroads and oil and ended the confidence of the people, the people became depressed, would not work for them, collapsing civilization. (MORE)
A baron is anyone that has a great amount of wealth and influence in a specific area. The phrase was established by political pundit Matthew Josephson in a book written during the Great Depression, and it was applied to successful business that existed during the period of time at the end of the 19t…h century and after the Civil War called the Gilded Age. This was a period of rapid industrialization and economic growth. During this time, the oil and railroad companies became controlled by a select few - the "robber barons." These included John D. Rocekfeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan. Through corrupt and manipulative tactics, these businessmen were supposedly controlling their respective industries by robbing the common people of their wealth. (MORE)
Andrew Carnegie was seen as both. A hero for his outstanding Philanthropic resume. He gave a lot to make public libraries, churches, schools, and often some lakes for people to kayak. Named after him. A Robber Baron for his misuse of workers. He paid his workers very little for a lot of work that …they did. He even shut down a whole town because they wanted the right pay. (MORE)
His offices are in New York, but as a nationally-known businesstycoon and television celebrity, he frequently spends time in othermajor cities such as Los Angeles or Las Vegas. As of the 2016 election, he has been in the White House.
J.P Morgan was one, he owned JP Morgan & co. bank that in 2000 joined with chase bank theat now is JP Morgan Chase & Co. which is chase today. He also owned United States Steel co. and he owned alot of things and he was a millionare. he had two wifes and four kids. he gave a national art musseum alo…t of art and for that he got a gemstone named after him, morganite. i also heard mitt romney was a robber baron because he owns oil off the coast and he is rich but im not sure. but i know jp morgan was. :) (MORE)
he was a captain of industry. he donated most of his money tho churches. he also treated his workes well.
That they could get as much money as they could and that they had aright to gain wealth and power.
One does not exclude the other. He made obscene profits using questionable practices, but he later became a philanthropist.
He was a robber baron. He worked for the railroads in California. (A robber baron was a business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods.)
The characteristics of robber barons is that they wear black top hats and they carry walking sticks ; just like the icon of monopoly! (i got it in wikipedia!)
This goes back to the Dark and Middle Ages in Europe when law and order were not well established. Barons were a lower grade of noblemen who did not always have land. Some of them built strongholds (castles or fortified houses) at strategic places in remote areas and kept a lookout for wealthy looki…ng travellers or merchants. If the travellers did not have their own escort of armed guards or if the barons thought they and their men had a chance of overcoming any guards, they then attacked the travellers and robbed them. Some of these robber barons became very rich, not because they produced anything but because they stole it. The term is generally used today to describe businesses (or their managers) that use strength to force smaller businesses to give up their assets. A similar modern term is "asset stripping": buy up a company, thus acquiring the rights to good products, brand names or patents, then sell off the company, which can no longer survive on its own. (MORE)
No. The term "Robber Baron" dates from the early 1900's when men like Rockefeller, Carnegie , Pullman, Goodyear and others controlled all the economic wealth of the country . Our robber barons now are the bankers and stock exchange as well as the gas companies. When a company makes profits without a…dding to the society and only takes it is a robber Barron or pirate. (MORE)
Andrew Carnegie, who did not sail Titanic could be considered arobber baron (even tho he gave away 90% of his fortune), donated$5,000 to needy survivors of the sinking of Titanic,
They didn't. The whole point of Robber Baron was to consume the marketplace for a commodity like Tea or Steel or Cotton with control that allowed high profits through price-setting control. Robber Barons popped up in unlikely places- newspapers -Hearst; Steel -Carnegie, Mellon, Oil-Rockefeller (Stan…dard Oil) and so on. They attracted competition infrequently, but those who sought to compete wanted a share of the baron's profits, and once established became baron's in their own right. That was the competition they attracted; even in commerce today, the big guy's attract competition, Walmart attracts Target, Kohl's, Price Club and so on. Best Buy attracts Gregg's; General Motors attracts...everybody. The danger in being Number 1 (with a bullet) is that someone is always taking a "shot" at you. That's why Comcast fights so hard to keep competitive Content providers and Internet Service competitors from accessing it's network, as do others. Unfortunately there are many different monopolies at work in U.S. commerce today; some subtle, and some not so subtle. Geographic monopolies, product and service monopolies, all exist today in some degree in Health, Education, even Government. (MORE)
Robber barons were those men that had sworn an oath to the King orreigning noble in their individual states or Duchies. They had goneto war for their liege and returned home, only to find the life wasboring and uninteresting compared to combat, so they bandedtogether and started terrorizing whole ar…eas with fighting thelocals and stealing what they had to keep up the tyranny. (MORE)
The robber barons utilized and manipulated the idea of trusts and decimated even the smallest competition, making their industry into a monopoly. This eventually led to the Sherman-Antitrust Act.
Robber barons where men such as big tycoons who held monopolies over others, meaning robber barons where greedy/selfish people who did not give back to society or treat people as well as "captains," captains were those wealthy that were looked upon as leaders.
Robber barrons are not the same as carpetbaggers. Robber barrons is another name for captains of industry, these were leaders like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. They ran businesses during the Guilded Age. Carpet baggers are notherners who traveled south during reconstruction to take part …in politics in the south. They were not recieved very well by southerners who were experiencing backlash from the Civil War. (MORE)
According to Matthew Josephson in the mid-30s, Joshua Mills is a robber baron. However, in the present day he is simply called a "billionaire". His longevity (some say immortality) is due to a nasty run in with a vampire named Asha in the 40s while serving in the war. May he continue to amass capita…l and live forever on the blood of his innocent workers. (MORE)
Woolworth began the highly successful merchandise F.W. WoolworthCompany in 1879. People of similar professions, status, andsuccess, became known as "robber barons" during the late 19thcentury.
Nope, not at all.. Judd Trump is a professional snooker player bornin Whitchurch Bristol, and the other is an American businessmanfrom New York.
They said that they were providing jobs for the poor and that theywere making the American economy grow.
The robber barons of the Industrial Revolution supplied hundreds ofthousands of jobs to the American worker.
In the eyes of the tradesmen who were usually their victims:everything. A tradesman who fell into his hands could considerhimself lucky to survive the meeting, at best with only half ofwhat he had before. Also, they were no Robin Hoods who stole fromthe rich to give to the poor. The robber barons al…so stole from thewretch to give to the peer, that is, themselves. (MORE)
In speaking about the so-called US 19th century robber barons, suchas Rockefeller and Carnegie, their results were two-fold. Theycreated millionaire dynasties and were at times cruel bosses, theyalso engineered great industrial progress. And, it can be said thatRockefeller did provide certain good b…enefits to workers.Nevertheless, they brought upon themselves regulations that wereneeded to help the general well being of the nation. (MORE)