Robber Barons in Disguise? - Use the Internet to research your assigned captain of industry from the current day. (See the list below)
- Respond to the following questions:
(1) Describe the industry.
(2) How did he/she acquire their wealth?
(3) What are his/her business strategies?
(4) Do they make charitable contributions? Describe.
(5) Compare/contrast with the captains of industry in the Gilded Age. Is your person a "captain" or "robber baron"? (Have they had a postive or negatie impact on society? Explain.)
- List of today’s “captains”: