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Robber Barons, Competition and Political Entrepreneurs

February 2, 2015

Vanderbilt

There are political entrepreneurs who exploit relationships with politicians to enrich themselves and there are market entrepreneurs who rely on providing their products or services better, faster, cheaper and more efficiently.

On today’s CFAX 1070 segment on investment and entrepreneurship we talk about Uber and taxi companies, Charles Schwab and the US steel industry, Robert Fulton and Cornelius Vanderbilt and the steamship industry before the turn of the century and even WestJet and Air Canada. You can guess which of these were political entrepreneurs and which ones weren’t!

As always, fast forward to about 32 minutes and listen in: https://soundcloud.com/ian-jessop-cfax/february-2-2pm

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One Response to “Robber Barons, Competition and Political Entrepreneurs”

  1. Read, Jeffrey Says:

    Mark,
    Let me know when you are in Vancouver next and we can have lunch.
    Cheers,
    Jeff


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