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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:29 PM

Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

An excellent look at Andrew Carnegie, Henry Frick, and the Homestead Strike. I'm not sure how to cut this clip shorter but from about 39:50 to 143:00 is the heart of it.

Englishman of Herbert Spencer of Pittsburgh: Carnegie's industrial Utopia "six months residence in Pittsburgh would be justification for suicide."

Through hard word, lying and cheating Andrew Carnegie clawed his way to the top. He sabotaged his competitor the Duquesne Works by making up the word "homogeniety to get his customers to stop buying other people's products."

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. He also used slave labor

in his coal mines in Alabama....He was a disgusting pig.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

2. Neo-slavery was called, Peonage.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:49 PM

3. You can call it whatever you like...

it was slavery just the same. They were forced to labor, against their will and without pay. And it didn't end until WW II in this country.
Calling it peonage just disguises, for the uninformed, the true evil of the institution.

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