Usage[ edit ] The term robber baron derives from the Raubritter robber knightsthe medieval German lords who charged nominally illegal tolls unauthorized by the Holy Roman Emperor on the primitive roads crossing their lands  or larger tolls along the Rhine river — all without adding anything of value, but instead lining their pockets at the cost of the common good rent seeking. The metaphor appeared as early as February 9,when The New York Times used it to characterize the business practices of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Stiles says the metaphor "conjures up visions of titanic monopolists who crushed competitors, rigged markets, and corrupted government. In their greed and power, legend has it, they held sway over a helpless democracy.
However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e.
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Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West. Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody.
American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies.
Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America. The rightful Etruscan landowners are not bearing angry placards in front of the Vatican.
The Japanese are not planning to relinquish Hokkaido to its original owners, the Ainu. The tall, white and fair-haired Chachapoyas of the Andean forest have, alas, no remnants left to sue the Incas for genocide in a Peruvian court of law.
However, even that great moral abyss of Western civilization — the Holocausts — stands out more in its industrialized and organizational features than it does either in the quality of its hatefulness or its relative or even absolute volumes.
In relative numbers, in just one year,the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million. Is it more humane to go by a stroke of a blunt machete than by a whiff of Zyklon B? The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and Is it more humane to die by wallops from a Cambodian pickaxe handle than by a bullet from a German Mauser?
Inscription on the back in German: But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better.
The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time.The Law on Robbery - The Law on Robbery The law on robbery is contained in the Theft Act ; an act in which the government attempted to clarify the law on theft and related offences.
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This week's inquiry is a tad convoluted, and it begins with the Johnny Cash song, from the album of the same name: Man in Black.
As I observed recently on Facebook, I had this album in the year of its release, at the tender age of After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to. State definitions of the terms "robber baron" and "captain of industry" List some of the actions, both positive and negative, of one or more captains of industry/robber barons.
Carnegie, a Captain of Industry, supported a few of these ideas, which made the public think he was a Robber Baron. However Andrew Carnegie near death did participate in philanthropy to soften his image of being a Robber Barron to the public, to appear as a kind man.
Published: Mon, 5 Dec Technology transformed the United States during the Gilded Age in many ways. First, it allowed for businesses to find new ways to do old tasks and do them more efficiently.