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Robber Barons

A pejorative term for wealthy industrialists in the late 19th century United States. Robber barons are credited with leading American industrialization and creating a great deal of wealth; however, they often did so through unethical means, many of which later became illegal. Price manipulation, union busting, and anti-competitive practices were common among robber barons. Well known robber barons include Andrew Carnegie, John W. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
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12 ( ANI ): Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be seen playing Thomas Edison in upcoming 'The Current War,' believes that he will leave it to others to debate whether the light bulb inventor was a genius scientist or a robber baron.
Of more immediate interest, I suggested last Sunday that you keep an eye on Henrietta Knight's pair Impek and Robber Baron.
Bishop Henry fell prey to the stereotype of Black as some kind of a 19th century robber baron striding across the faces of the workers.
Gates is the quintessential modern-day robber baron," writes one CFO.
Eventually she is kidnapped by a robber baron while the knight lies in an apparent state of death.
Of course, it's ironic to see our young folk rely on funding from criminals while being deprived of a future by this robber baron Government.
notion that tech monopolies would stifle innovation in some robber baron repeat of the 19th century.
Ms Knight can achieve a double courtesy of Robber Baron, who contests the Connolly's Red Mills Beginners' Chase.
Taking screw-the-workers capitalism to new depths, this modern-day robber baron has pushed its Latin American suppliers to cut costs to the bone or lose their contracts to China.
Knight, who was also on the mark with Robber Baron in the novice hurdle, insisted that Edredon Bleu and Best Mate would never clash on the racecourse and added: "If the ground came up fast for the King George, Edredon could take over there from Best Mate.
Following the publication in 2000 of Morgan: American Financier, by Jean Strouse, the robber baron is being viewed as a good guy, and Strouse has become a popular booster of his on television talk shows.
The trainer does well in bumper races and she could well be on the mark again with Robber Baron (4.