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  • Burt Folsom on emMyth of the Robber Baronsem
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    Burt Folsom on Myth of the Robber Barons

    Burt Folsom spoke to conservative students about the role of government, the free market economy, and the history of business and industrial regulation. He also responded to questions from…

  • Burt Folsom on the Great Depression and New Deal
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    Burt Folsom on the Great Depression and New Deal

    Burt Folsom, author of New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Economic Legacy has Damaged America, spoke to students about the consequences of the Great Depression and the New Deal. He framed the…

  • Industrial Leaders of the Late 19th Century
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    Industrial Leaders of the Late 19th Century

    Professor Folsom talked with high school students about the development of the U.S. as a world economic power, congressional subsidies to entrepreneurs to begin a steam ship service to…

  • Text Book Bias
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    Text Book Bias

    Burt Folsom talked about “Identifying Textbook Bias and How to Respond.” In his remarks, among other topics, he talked about his belief that textbook writers tend to ignore or be disrespectful of…

  • Robber Barons  19th Century Industrialists
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    Robber Barons: 19th Century Industrialists

    Professor Folsom discussed his book, The Myth of the Robber Barons, published by the Young America Foundation. In the book he examines the careers of prominent 19th Century industrialists,…