HomeEntrepreneurMyth of the Robber Barrons: Burt Folsom

Startup entrepreneurs have a unique history in the US compared with other nations. While our Native Americans had their way of life, the pilgrims brought with them a new idea on how to start a nation. They wanted to reengineer how a government works for the people. While we finally got it right with our Constitution and Bill of Rights, during the middle 1800s this new entrepreneurship took hold and gave us an enormous opportunity for growth.


Burt Folsom, Professor of History at Hillsdale College, has given an hour long talk about the myth that is portrayed by some  historians about our historical entrepreneurs and the role that government played in their endeavors. Learn a new lesson of our history, as one with a BA in History, I was never taught this, so sit back and learn something new.



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