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  • emThe Myth of the Robber Baronsem
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    The Myth of the Robber Barons

    Hillsdale College’s Burt Folsom talked about his book, The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, in which he discussed the rise of big business in…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    319 views
  • 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…

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  • Tax Policy
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    Tax Policy

    An afternoon session of the 30th National Conservative Student Conference included: Professor Burt Folsom talked about tax policy in a session titled “Tax Cuts-Bringing Prosperity for Centuries.”…

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    The Myth of the Robber Barons

    Afternoon Session

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  • Liberal Bias in School Textbooks
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    Liberal Bias in School Textbooks

    Burton Folsom talked about liberal bias in school textbooks. He cites cases of major grade school textbook publishers openly questioning George W. Bush’s intelligence, comparing Islamic…

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  • George Washington and His Modern Day Critics
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    George Washington and His Modern Day Critics

    Burton Folsom talked about George Washington and his modern day critics. He answered questions from the college students in the audience at the 29th annual National Conservative Student…

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  • 19th Century Industrialists
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    19th Century Industrialists

    Burt Folsom talked about 19th century industrialists. He argued that free markets interfered with predatory pricing rather than encouraged it and that entrepreneurs such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and…

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  • Bias in Textbooks
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    Bias in Textbooks

    Professor Folsom talked about the biases that are built into some textbooks. He focused on anti-Christian and anti-free enterprise biases and criticized textbooks that say problems only can…

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  • Liberal Bias in Textbooks
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    Liberal Bias in Textbooks

    Professor Folsom talked to students about liberal bias in textbook material and within the academic and publishing industry. He also talked about alternative forms of educational material…

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  • Conservative Issues
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    Conservative Issues

    Dr. Folsom gave a talk to students titled “Low Taxes and America’s Historic Prosperity.” In his remarks he reviewed the history of federal taxation powers, the introduction of the income…

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  • Conservative Issues
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    Conservative Issues

    Several speakers addressed the 27th Annual National Conservative Student Conference. Topics comprised a wide range of conservative issues including campus activism, the free market versus…

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  • Conservative Student Issues
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    Conservative Student Issues

    Professor Folsom addressed the Young America’s Foundation annual convention on the history and principles of conservatism. After his speech he answered audience members' questions.…

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  • College Textbook Content
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    College Textbook Content

    Professor Folsom talked about the liberal bias in college-level textbooks, pointing out, for example, that Christopher Columbus had set out on a Christian mission to gain converts, not on…

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  • Liberalism and College History Textbooks
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    Liberalism and College History Textbooks

    Mr. Folsom spoke to an audience attending the National Conservative Student Conference sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation on the liberal slant in contemporary history textbooks. He…

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