August 28, 2017
Register and listen to the webinar “Were the Robber Barons Robbers or Entrepreneurs?” This topical webinar was led Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, the Robert W. Plaster Professor at the Hammond Institute, Lindenwood University. This webinar will apply economic reasoning to analyze the behaviors of American entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Cornelius Vanderbilt (railroad and shipping), Henry Ford (automobiles), and Andrew Carnegie (steel). Historical data on output, employment levels, and prices will be featured. Participants will be asked to determine whether these three business magnates were in deed robber barons or were they entrepreneurs striving to accumulate wealth by serving others? This webinar will provide resources to instructors tackling timely topics regarding the role of entrepreneurs in growing and prospering economies and communities. It is sponsored by the national Council on Economic Education and will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (ET). Register now and invite a colleague to join you!