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"Valentina Tereshkova was twenty two years old when she made her first parachute jump with a local aviation club in nineteen, fifty nine and she loved it. unbeknownst to her this exhilarating pastime was giving her skills that would bring her to the attention of the Soviet government. The Soviets needed someone who could handle themselves jumping from twenty thousand feet. The mandatory ejection altitude from the re entry of a rocket capsule. One of the many facets of the space race to the Soviets wanted to win was to have the first woman in space in February nineteen, sixty, two Tereshkova and four other women, three parachutists and one pilot began the intensive training to become cosmonauts. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We're headed toward another presidential election and it seems like both a minute ago and an attorney ago that we had a female candidate for president would most people don't know is that the first female candidate? Rian before she was even allowed to vote. Victoria Claflin later, Victoria Woodhall was one of ten children born to illiterate mother and a petty criminal father. Would Hell attended school sporadically for a few years. At Age Fifteen, she married a doctor who soon revealed himself to be an alcoholic philanderer. To make matters worse the sixteen year old woodhall gave birth to a mentally handicapped son who would need extra care in eighteen fifty four. Three of would hold siblings had died as children. And she claims she had clairvoyant powers to communicate with them. Always looking for a new scam, to run. Her father put her on the road with her sister Tennessee as a faith healing and fortune telling act selling elixirs that promised to cure everything from asthma to cancer. They didn't. In fact, Tennessee was indicted for manslaughter after one of her patients died. By some good fortune that I don't know the sisters found themselves with a wealthy patron in the form of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. He and Tennessee were rumored to be lovers. Stock Tips that she picked up during their relationship came in pretty handy during an eighteen, sixty, nine gold panic during which the sisters supposedly netted seven hundred thousand dollars. With. Vanderbilt's bankrolling Victoria and Tennessee then opened their own highly publicized firm named Woodhall Claflin and company becoming the first female stockbrokers on wall. Street. However they were never granted a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. It would take another near century before Muriel Siebert did in nineteen, sixty seven. In the same year that she became a stockbroker would attended her first suffragette rally and immediately became a passionate devotee of the 'cause. She befriended or beguiled a congressman to get her an invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. She argued that women did already have the right to vote under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments those granted persons born or naturalized in the United, states citizenship and prohibited voter discrimination. But the house declined to enact any legislation on the matter. Even still the appearance made her a celebrity among suffragettes. In. April. Of Eighteen seventy, just two months after opening her brokerage firm woodhull announced her candidacy for president of the United States on a platform of women's suffrage regulation of monopolies nationalization of railroads, an eight hour workday direct taxation. Abolition of the death penalty and welfare for the poor what whole helped organize the equal rights party. which nominated her at its May eighteen, seventy two. Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass was selected as her running mate and told about eventually he never acknowledged it officially, and in fact, he campaigned for the incumbent Republican Ulysses s grant. What else name appeared on ballots in a couple of states. Knows for certain votes she received because apparently they weren't counted. All of this was essentially moot. Though considering that would hold did not reach the constitutionally required age of thirty five until six months after the inauguration. It would be nineteen, sixty four before a woman was actively considered for a nomination of a major party. When Margaret Smith qualified for the ballot of six state primaries even coming in second in Illinois. The only female candidate other than Clinton was faith spotted Eagle a native American activist who received a vote from Robert. Sexual. Junior. WHO's referred to as a faithless elector for not voting has pledged section also voted for why known Luke for vice. President. Luke is executive director of honor, the Earth a native environmental organization, which plays an active role in the Dakota access pipeline protests.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on KTOK
"Is a lack of trust and communication seventy five percent of parents feel that their kids aren't responsible enough to inherit their wealth yet sixty four percent of those reported that they had disclosed little or nothing about their wealth again in what world can someone who has never been exposed to a skill to be expected to magically know that skill when they become an adult it is not going to happen if you do not talk too much your kids about money when they're young you have no cause to expect they're suddenly going to know how it all works when they become adults it's kind of the same concept of if if you're not gonna vote if you're not going to exercise your right to vote it is your right not to vote just like it is your right to vote but later on if things don't turn out quite the way you want them to you don't really have much of a leg to stand on since you chose not to participate in the process so again if you want some result you need to take some action to get that result that you want you know your kids may be financially responsible and chances are you made them that way here's a little story Cornelius Vanderbilt a lot of you know the Vanderbilt name Vanderbilt University is named after him he was a railroad tycoon may billions of dollars the equivalent of billions of dollars in today's money when he died in eighteen seventy seven he left his family the equivalent today of one hundred billion.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
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"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on Unobscured
"At last asked he had arrived to reveal his identity to her because the time had come for her to lead her people just as he had the ancient Athenians journey to New York. The spirit told her there was a house waiting for her there along with the future. He'd always promised at least. That's how Victoria told the story that marble marble table had been in a Pittsburgh apartments where Victoria had been stain. After years of traveling with James Blood she had even been to disease-stricken New Orleans arriving justice just as core left and shortly before Christmas in eighteen sixty six Victoria and James had published an advertisement for their powers of healing to the city's alien residents since they'd been to Memphis Tennessee which had also been plagued by white supremacists violence that year. Then they returned to Saint Louis before moving on to Chicago Go where the courts were more willing to hand out divorce papers than anywhere else in the mid West but now in eighteen sixty eight. Those trips were coming to an end. It was time for Victoria and James to build something. They weighed their options. Following the spirit of Demosthenes to New York was one but there was. There's another leading light. That they considered Victoria reached out to some friends. In high places she traveled to Galena Illinois and visited one of the officers who had commanded. He ended James Bloods troops during the war. Since then Victoria and James had spent time with that officers father in Cincinnati and become friends with his family and Victoria. I thought it would be nice if he took on James Blood as his personal secretary. Because you see that man was ulysses grant and he had just won the presidential election and he was headed to Washington. We can't blame him if he didn't want to bring blood with him to the White House. Though you see. His escapades with Victoria had already hit the papers. Where they were saying that the gallant colonel had abandoned his family and thrown away his money to travel the world with and I quote the witch of Washington Avenue when grant decided against taking James Blood with him? It settled the matter James Than Victoria. Set Out For New York instead but the choices that grant would make while in office would still prove crucial to lifting. Victoria's fortunes I though there were connections to be made in Manhattan. Here's author Mary. Gabriel when they arrived in New York you know they had no connections there and it was as you say. The entire Claflin clan followed and saw Victoria antennae. Got To work doing what they did best. They're only sure way of making money which was working spiritualists. Antennae was an expert of laying on of hands and Victoria was the spiritualist adviser and but Claflin did what he did which was go out and try to recruit clients. New York had plenty of possible subjects. Spiritualism was strong in the the city after all but it wasn't just spiritualism that interested Victoria. She didn't want to spend her days entertaining a line of tourists. She wanted to finally put her political vision vision into practice for that. She needed a patron a dedicated supporter with money. And there was one person whose name was floating around the city with the echoes of cash. Following after it Cornelius Vanderbilt. His is a name. Many of us have heard before his shipping empire had brought him mountains. Sins of cash. But in the years before Victoria arrived he had felt the sting of personal losses. His wife Sophia had recently died and he'd lost a fortune in in a battle with a fellow. Wall Street speculator over control of Western railroads. All of this was well known. But Victoria's father but Claflin and the rest has to the clan. That was settling in New York. Learn something else through their spiritualists network. Cornelius Vanderbilt was willing to hear from the spirits. Spiritualism may have come into Vanderbilt's life through his daughter who had been a believer for years by eighteen sixty four cornelius was trying to contact the spirit of his dead father through New York City mediums by eighteen sixty eight. He was feeling old himself and had already been turning to magnetized and spiritualist healers for relief from his aches and pains so when Victoria and her sister Tammy arrived in New York. The wealthy industrialist found comfort in a young woman whose mode healing was the laying on of hands soon. The sisters were spending a lot of time with Cornelius. The often invited tenny to his office and called her. His little little sparrow while she joked with them read to him and laid on hands in Victoria. He got a personal medium then as their conversations multiplied lied he found in her an unusual and inspiring energy and intelligence he also started to hear investment advice from the spirits and he would give its intern along with hefty fees for their services. Here's more from Mary. Gabriel and so became confidence of Cornelius Vanderbilt. One of the most important and wealthiest man in America. And you know it's one of these incredible American stories that you know. They went literally overnight from being no one in New York to being with in the circle. Where all the powerful decisions are made? Demosthenes hadn't steered her wrong. And neither had cornelius. James Blood took the money Victoria made from Vanderbilt and invested it. According to his advice and as those investments blossomed James News and Victoria put their heads together to decide how they could put this growing fortune to use the spirits. It seems weren't just ghostly visitors from another world world they also knew. Just what made this world go round Trouble was brewing in eighteen. Sixty eight the banner of light published a report from the Third Annual Convention of the Illinois State Spiritual Association with a foreboding warning. They said that there was an a quote. Lack of harmony among spiritualists for a movement built on the foundation of Andrew. Jackson Davis Hormonal Philosophy. This was a dangerous thing to hear. Every seance required harmony among the participants in order order for the spirits to be heard and if they hope to keep growing into an enduring cultural force they would need that harmony. The reformers might have seemed seem to win the day and motivate the victorious army through four long years of war. They might even have been able to claim legions of new converts as the Widows and mourning. Earning mothers found their way to the sand table but their new world had not yet clicked into place in fact cities all across the country were still filled with conflict And that included the capital but with President Grant and office. There were some among the reformers who saw a clearer path into the future in eighteen. Sixty nine sojourner truth was headed back to Washington. DC To be present for the ratification of the fifteenth amendment. Finally ensuring that black men had the right to vote to cross across the entire nation on the way there. She stopped in New York City where she stayed with friends. Including a visit to Leeann underhill's thirty Seventh Street Brownstone and although she had retreated from the public stage Lia had lost no stature among spiritualists and would still give private sittings too friendly visitors especially when have visitor was sojourner truth she also stayed with Theodore Tilton the editor of a powerful liberal religious newspaper Tilton was well known for printing nineteen the power of God and the rhetoric of reform. He was a natural friend to sojourner but he and his wife Elizabeth were going to become very familiar with Victoria. Woodhall in the coming coming years. Also while in the city sojourner spoke at one of the most popular pulpits in the Nation Plymouth Church where the preacher Henry Ward beecher feature held court. The sojourner wasn't the only one on the road to Washington that year in January the city played host to the first national female suffrage Fridge Convention with money in her pockets and determination to join the cause Victoria. Woodhull was one of the many to arrive. There is hope in the air. You're with the war. One and grant elected surely it was time for every reformer who had served in the cause of abolition to now turn their interest toward the cause of women organizers. who expected it to be that easy? Though were deeply disappointed. Some leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony wanted wanted to push for a sixteen th amendment that would give women the right to vote but others thought a more gradual approach that pushed for suffrage state by state was the only way to achieve if that goal and this difference in approach led to some ferocious arguments it seems that advocates for women's rights. Were no more united than the spiritualists were and no no surprise. They were often one and the same Victoria made her way back to New York thoroughly unimpressed to her. The battles between the reformers were what she called teacup. Hurricanes women needed to gain real ground and fast so she decided that at the first opportunity she would lead by example an and opportunity that swiftly came banks to Cornelius Vanderbilt and ulysses s grant. Here's more from Mary. Gabriel two of the biggest. You traders on Wall Street Jim FISK and and Jay. Gould knew that every week grant sold a lot of gold on the market to try to keep kind of keep the coffers Unisys discovers government coffers full and it was a weekly sort of release of precious metals to enrich the government few an acquaintance. They decided decided to try to convince grant not to sell. And so that would drive up the price of gold and it would become even more precious than it normally was well that happened but then grant learn of the scheme and so in a counter move. He opened the flood again and the gold started pouring out onto the market random bill bill had been privy to all of this and so he told tenny in Victoria. This was going to happen and so on the day. This black Friday and eight hundred sixty nine occurred Victoria was. They're buying hangup gold dropping in price dropping like a stone and in that day. She amassed a sizable fortune by the end of the day. Victoria antennae had made a stunning seven hundred thousand dollars in profit. Their names were splashed across the pages Queens of finance. It's Vanderbilt's proteges. With their new fortune as balanced Victoria antennae through open the doors of Woodhall Claflin and Co the first woman owned brokerage brokerage in the city Victoria would later rights. We had been instructed by the spirits in the administration of public affairs now. It was time to to apply that knowledge though then when it came to striking a claim for the place of women in society she said there could have been nothing else in legitimate business that would attract the comments of the the press more than the establishment of banking house by two women. Victoria woodhull had begun the year as the witch of Washington Avenue. Now now she was something more. She was the witch of Wall Street..
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on 1A
"Get real capitalism until well, I'd say the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when we began to build the railroads and Cornelius Vanderbilt New York central alley Andrew Carnegie's, US steel unquestionably capitalism, had it's had its flaws. But again, the straw, man that people erect unregulated capitalism have they had any inkling of how many regulations there are on. How capital is allocated in this country? It's hardly unfettered. Where do you split from the founders? Is there anything from the founders definition of what conservatives, it might be that you differ with not much anything? I, I don't think so. I. I think, for example, the third most important American in our public history is John Marshall because by inventing and establishing legitimising judicial review. He said that a written constitution requires judicial supervision of majority rule the ability to lay next to the constitution acts of congress or other legislatures. And in when they are discordant to favor the constitution. So I'm pretty much with the founders. You do not mention President Trump by name in this book. But clearly there's quite a bit that's aimed at him. There's a part of the introduction. If I can find it real quickly that says it is reassuring as well as clarifying trace the pedigree of today's arguments to longstanding American disagreements between large figures of impressive learning we can dignify are present disputes among small persons of little learning by connecting them with great debates about fundamental things small persons of little learning. There are some Ivan's hardly, pointing to, hey, you shall not be named Bill Maher was on Volta not the president. I mean but clearly this is pointing at him a little bit. I'm quite serious. Not really a Bill maros had various as you don't his name doesn't appear on the bucket. I said, neither does the name of Doris day or Charlemagne or Humphrey Bogart. And this is a book about ideas, and he's not part of that conversation, I would be fascinated to hear to read your book on Humphrey Bogart. He's definitely worth the book with regards to future of the of the political landscape. Steve tweeted, would he meaning you George would he support either Governor William Weld or governor John casick in a Republican primary contest with President Trump for the twenty twenty election? Yes. And yes now John casick is not running, but Bill weld who I know. Well, who was an excellent governor, Massachusetts, who, by the way, his red Hayek? And I mean, the constitution of liberty the big thick volume not the road to serfdom the little Bill weld is funny, experienced principal. He was the vice president's or running mate on the libertarian ticket of. A twenty twenty sixteen. And as I say he's witty and intelligent, and he would make make politics fun again. How's that for a hat one more thing before we let you go? I think the thing that, just about everyone in the country dislikes about our politics is that it seemed like at the top on Capitol Hill. Not much is getting done. It's just constant gridlock, if conservatives in congress were practising, this real classical form of conservatism that you're talking about would more get done. I think so first of all, they'd clawback power and responsibility. They get back their power to set Tate taps terrace, which means taxes and all the rest. But by the way. We were talking about gridlock during the Obama years, also, the Obama years, the largest expansion of domestic social programs since nineteen sixty five when we got Medicare and Medicaid. I mean by that the Affordable Care Act, the Obama years saw congress in act in the Dodd Frank Bill, the most expensive Bill of financial regulation since the nineteen thirties. So it's a bit of a myth that nothing's getting done. I can think of nothing the American people wanted in all of our history intensely and protracted Li they did not get granted it takes a while to get it through our. Institutions, which are full of blocking mechanisms, but that's to slow things down and get things right? Again, it's medicines genius. George will a columnist for the Washington Post. His new book is called the conservative sensibility. George, thanks for talking to I enjoyed.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Back and see see he was at mass on his face. And I'm telling people don't go to jail, one people. This is what's happening this morning. No one else was hurt. And no word on the motive Iran is threatening to exceed limits on uranium enrichment said in that 2015 nuclear deal, brokered by President Obama. This comes a week after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of mon- attacks. Blamed on Iran by the Trump administration State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortega's, clearly, what we're seeing in the strait of Hormuz defies the pattern, the tenants that we all hold dear as it relates to freedom of navigation freedom of the seas, socialite and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has died. She may be best known for her blue jeans designer jeans, Gloria. You're terrific. Yeah. And they don't cut her pinch. Anyway. What makes them this comfortable Madrid great-granddaughter a financier, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the mother of CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, she died at her home surrounded by family after a battle with stomach cancer. She was ninety five years old on Wall Street at the close. The Dow is up twenty two points, the NASDAQ up forty eight and the s&p has added two points. This is CBS news. Rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Rocket mortgage is with you every step of the way to provide a seamless mortgage experience, push-button get mortgage. Moments in downtown Dallas this morning shot. Fired shots fired. We got swapped coming through holy crap. Eighty five.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"With Bloomberg's Bob moon any thank you. The European Union says it will wait for scientific reports on Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal negotiated with world powers before announcing its response, the he used foreign policy chief would not speculate, what would happen if Tehran veers away from the terms of the global deal now more than ever federal agents need help from local law enforcement to deal with the crisis at the border. That was the message from acting homeland security secretary, Kevin McLean, who spoke today at the national sheriff's conference in Kentucky mcelwain until the law enforcement officials his department relies heavily on those local agencies to assist in the ongoing border crisis by serving warrants to illegal aliens in order to repatriate them. This is a crisis. Unlike anything, we've seen at our border and reflects a dramatic shift in the demographics of those crossing our border. Legally the United States. Methylene also praised the officers for being on the front lines of the opioid crisis. Flurry of Vanderbilt child eras turn designer jeans Queen has died at the age of ninety five a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the shipping and railroad magnate, she inherited about four million dollars at age twenty one much of which was spent by the time she was in her forties. In two thousand seventeen interview Vanderbilt talked about how she has survived despite losses including a son who committed suicide at twenty three watching as he jumped to his death from her apartment building in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight I really determined to do the best, I can it's part of living to, to go through tragedies that the rainbow comes another Edison Cooper is a journalist at CNN, he issued a statement calling her an extraordinary woman who loved life and lifted on her terms, Hobo news, twenty four hours a day.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"One zero six point seven k r o q and this is the Kevin and bean show. The return to the dog leaves. I have a sixteen year old that I can't even pay to watch the windows. Yeah. It's odd. It's odd that there's somebody that stat accomplished at sixteen. That's crazy. I was when I was sixteen. I was where I don't know what it was. I was like a young Cornelius Vanderbilt's good. I was hustling. I would go out. And I would I grew up in New York. So in the fall, I would rake leaves, and they I would have people pay me by the bag, and I'm really fifty cents a bag, but then I would take the bags, and I would put like couple of handfuls leaves that I blow it up with air. And then I just seal it and then. Curb? And then the wind would kick up later. I hope it all go wrong in the street. Limitations is up because that seems a legal. Yeah. Dr Schaffer is gonna come after did you ever go to somebody's house and do that first? And then go you owe me, and they're like, I don't even we didn't ask you to do that. Oh, I see the mafia. Yeah. I did you a favor. Right. Exactly. Yeah. And then we'd shovel snow in the winter. And then I would caddy look at us for having this one. I was like thirteen years old fourteen years old working pretty hard. I mean, you somehow you your family and silty work ethic in you that continues to this day because you're very busy now even with a bunch of shows and podcasts and everything and live appearances. And everything else, you do, you know, I shot article the other day, and it's it's it runs frequently about how young people don't have jobs anymore. Yeah. I don't know what this attorney. No, get off my lawn type of thing. But like you you rarely see teenagers working at McDonalds anymore because it's beneath them. They don't want to work at McDonald's. I'm not gonna do fast food. So they end up pirate adults for those jobs. Right. And I just remember when I was a teenager. I had four jobs at one time, and I was a teenager. I mean that was hustling like you or I had a I had a job cleaning the church on Saturday nights. For instance. Collection money joke just to set up the chairs and everything like that for Sunday school and everything the next morning. You know what? Bop, and all the all the floor. I mean, that's the catch. I worked at a drug store, and I had another job where I was babysitting. I just had a crash on the corner as a teenager, you had access to drugs and commute communal wine. Now, you're making me feel like I wasted. What do you do with your time off, Greg when it happens? What what's your relax Asian? Are you a lay on the beach guy? You know, I live in Venice beach. So I actually go to the beach a lot we go down there. And we play paddle tennis, which is like it's a tennis court that's half the size of a normal tennis court. And then you pop the tennis ball, and you play with these small wooden paddles, and and we will play against it's all these locals. They're like, they're not homeless per se. But they will play paddle tennis. And then shower at the outdoor showers, by the beach, and they seem to be there twelve to fourteen hours a day. Outdoorsy? Enjoy the outdoors. A nicer word for homeless people. Are they really good at it there? Amazing now, you can't be so because they're all the time. Yeah. And they hustle by giving lessons, and then they sell paddles out of the trunk. Yeah hustle. Yeah. And they have no idea that you're a famous podcast actor writer all that. Right. Well, that's the problem is most people don't. So when you came this lag. Very few people know, I'm famous. I think we're all. I know who you are trying to work my way through that sentence. I'm not famous, but I'm well known. And I'd rather be well-known like being famous is like, you know, getti- strangers putting you in a headlock to take a selfie. Here's what I get like every other day. I'll be walking down the street, and then somebody will walk towards me. And they'll look at me, and they'll squint and then they'll just look away and shake their head. That's it. So do they recognize you from something, but can't place it or do? They know who you are. They it's a vague. Like didn't I see him for thirteen seconds on best week every decade ago? And then I was in JFK a few weeks ago at the at the JetBlue terminal wait for my flight. And and all of a sudden this like chunky, nerdy guys all out of breath, and he comes running up to meet he goes, he goes there. You are. And I go there. I am. And he goes I knew you were nearby because I was looking for WI fi on my phone and under personal hotspots. It said Greg Fitzsimmons. In the area. And I looked everywhere. And there you are. And I went get the hell away. Burn the phone burned. Jack, have you ever sent pictures to everybody's iphone that shows up on your on your? Yeah, they have to accept that. Or not. By the way, they still see the picture while they're decided to accept or decline. Dear john. I'm just saying. I'm just saying the pictures aren't that big? Yeah. But it's good. I I like I like I've been doing this for this my thirtieth year. Doing the comedy thing. Why aren't you better at it? Look, we all can't go up at the April Fools and kill like Eli slash singer. Kidding? You know, and and I still have friends back at home in New York. And they're like say you still still out there in Hollywood trying to get that break. I'm like get a break. I own a home in Venice. I've got a wife and a kid the two kids. I should. Red you ever Prius. I'm dead inside..
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Authority for itself. I think there's a strong connection. Franklin Roosevelt back in one thousand nine hundred thirty s when he really created the modern anti monopoly movement that was sustained in this country up until Ronald Reagan. He broke up a lot of companies he was really a leader and going after concentrated power, and I think it's really notable the language that he used he referred to it as an monopolies is a form of industrial dictator ship dictatorship is something that we should reflect on in the context of what Amazon is. You know, I it's such a terrifying. Prospect. They had. I hope that I'm not sure exactly how to advance public awareness on this back in two thousand fourteen I wrote a piece suggesting that maybe Amazon and Google and some of these other companies needed to be regulated public utilities people thought, I was crazy. I feel now that that's two mile perhaps that that they are determined to especially Amazon to create a level of control that we haven't seen in modern times it perhaps ever because the technology behind it never existed before. And that this industrial dictatorship is almost here is mice fans, and we had the case with some European booksellers, for example, who suddenly found themselves out of business because Amazon didn't afford virtually out of business decided not to handle their used books any more than same way through its apes booksellers subsidiary. It's on I'm just wondering. What does Aleutian as I feel regulation? Do we need to break them up? What's the answer? Yeah. That's right. We should we should remember that the world's true that we've never seen anything quite Amazon before. Argued that this is a new kind of monopoly. We should remember that there are antecedents to it. And I think we can draw on some of those examples you're back in the nineteenth century when the railroad came along, you know, very disruptive technologies, but it's maybe how I'm going to describe the row row today near the railroad came along and initially there were a handful of powerful industrialist, Cornelius Vanderbilt. John D Rockefeller who gains control of those rail lines and used their control over the rail lines to disadvantage there other lines of business to maintain standard oil's market. They wouldn't let competing oil companies use their rail lines, and they would also use that control over market access to extort money from small businesses for farmers from sort of ordinary people who needed to get their wares tomorrow..
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"When you is. I'm ready. Overload everyone. I'm Molly would result. Welcome to make me. Smart wear. Come on. You know, when we say say tech con me, none of us. Oh, man. What do you want me to do here? I'm not sure I'm panicking. None of us is smart as all of this like Molly stepped on me bad. That's eight did. I'm so sorry. I totally Paul Bunyan. Do. Today's episode of make me, you know, what it's because we did it differently at the top. And I'm just telling the producers tell me to do. I am ginseng barris bone SABA. Let me just say, I don't know where I don't know where the French came from a to someone's been reading about macaroni this week, or that's too funny. Yeah. Maybe that's why today's episode at him is all about the problem with big nece bigness. It's a thing. It's in the title of a book. So now, we know sort true. It's a familiar topic to you all companies getting too big what that does to the economy, and to society, obviously, we have explored this a lot on make me smart. We talked to Neil Irwin from the New York Times. And the we talked about the Amazon effect, but our guest today. Tim Wu has a new book out looking at giant companies overall, including tech companies specifically and how they compare to the gilded age that time one hundred or so years ago when monopolies dominated our economy a to almost a religious. Sent it was like a an agreed upon philosophy of how to do business. Like, I didn't know actually until I was reading Tim Wu's book a lot about the gilded age this sort of period between eighteen seventy in one thousand nine hundred and about the it like we've all heard the names, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and John Morgan who built in Rockefeller and standard oil, and those that's the time in those are the companies that the book is about and how they got so big in how Louis Brandeis became kind of the first and only voice against monopolies and essentially prodded Roosevelt right to to break some of them up. I think standard oil was the first one after some intrepid reporting by a female journalist who pointed out all of the sort of very underhanded ways that it had achieved its monopoly. Tim Wu says we are headed back in that direction, which I should point out ended in the great depression. His new book is called the curse of bigness antitrust in the new. Gilded age. So the context goes like this. Yes, Tim is right in a lot of ways the company is getting bigger and more powerful. However, come you, look the most recent jobs report quarter million new jobs wages are up on Employment's down or steady at like three point seven percent, which is crazy low. So that's kind of where we started with Tim Wu, which is to say was a big deal. Well, I think we have to look at the bigger picture as opposed to last jobs report, if you look at any study of the last forty years, you see that that normal people employee's have gotten a flat to diminishing share of the returns of this economy, and you know, one or two good quarters shouldn't be the the candy. That makes us think this problem is has gone away. You know, the fact that wages have risen slightly over the last year doesn't make up for decades of stagnation, and that's technician is directly linked to the ability of corporations as a bargaining unit..
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The. Landed gentry of New York City where people who'd been here families who've been here since very early Manhattan settlement the vanderbilts came from Staten Island. And it was not until Cornelius Vanderbilt who we know as the Commodore comes over that the vanderbilts are in Manhattan. So he's he's making money already at this point. But to the to the existing Manhattan nights, the knickerbockers, it's it's new money. And so the family thinks that they ought to be accepted into what they called best society. But no sorry. You didn't have four generations, you know, in Manhattan. So you're not in how does that manifest itself? In day to day. What is it? You're out of your invited to be in this club. You're not invest sensually already. Yeah. It's it's very social clubs that the men did or did not get to belong to for the women. It would be you know, who is invited to which social events in which events were considered most important. So it was really just about the in crowd and the in crowd seems sort of cer- frivolous a bit a bit. But if you think about what women could do in their day. I mean, it was very limited. So if if you're a woman who wants to do important things as Alba was you need to be able to be in physicians where important things are done and close and people who can make important things happen, and that's the equation Theresa and Fowler's in studio with me, her new book is called a well behaved woman, a novel of the Vanderbilt Alvis something that he well behaved women does not do. She wants to get divorced after she lands. This fellow with all the money. She wants to divorce. She was ambivalent about this marriage right from the start. But she did the thing that she felt she needed.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Cargoes number one football station. Home of Notre Dame football and the home of Carmen in your co we are ESPN one thousand third straight home game to start the year for the Irish as number eight Notre Dame Vanderbilt go head to head at Notre Dame stadium. Both teams enter to go, but only one will leave undefeated and for Notre Dame the keys to the game. And to staying on beaten will be given to us now by Mr Ryan Harris who was on site at Notre Dame stadium. Ryan, what do the Irish need to do to take care of business? Thanks, joe. Beautiful day out here at Notre Dame. The sun is shining glistening off of the golden dome. Fantastic day for football, Joe, first and foremost, the Irish must sink the Commodores, the Vanderbilt Commodores named after Cornelius Vanderbilt who made his fortune in shipping in the best way to sink a ship is to do. So with great defense today for the Irish turn up the temple of this offense line for Vanderbilt's. Probably the biggest offensive line that that I have seen so far. But I'm not very impressed with their foot speed. So expect your Tillery. To have a huge day Julian up to continue to develop, and of course, politic Kareem to continue on his career setting year. And then Secondly shocking on offense guys, go get confidence for each and every player on this offense increased the confidence from Brandon Weeden Bush's two hundred ninety seven yard career passing day last week turned down turn download interceptions by getting other players involved. Creating some schemes to give confidence to guys like chase pool. Mouse boykin read six catches all in the second half last week. So get guys going get the confidence going now it's week. Now, it's week three. Joe three means you.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"She's basis. Checks, forty thousand. Goodbye banquet before he laughs. Sure, yeah. He went to New York with a letter of introduction from curdle Lummus. The big man town Horace Greenlee way. Nestle Loomis probably would've literally put actually written a letter right. Wrote him a letter for sure, right. It's been believable and Gordon. He's been. Letter real to his members that grind saves stop time. So the Erie railroad operated in the northeast of the United States originally connected New York City with lake area, which would want that. Funds raised by taxes and contracted on land don't eat about public officials and private developer. So it's public deal, the tax charges by something it's owned by the public. Everyone's happy stupid. We get to businesses by the fifties. It had been mismanaged was in a lot of debt, a rich banker, January drew loaned to billions of the railroad and then took control. He manipulated shares on the stock exchange and made more money than Cornelius Vanderbilt targeted the railroad for takeover in eighteen sixty six silently bought tons of stocks. Now he had to troll so drew, but guys on the board and they tried to wrestle back control, Vanderbilt. They did this by issuing illegitimate star. They just made things starches, Steven, thanks. So then the more stock is being made venerable buying. Even though whether real. The just fungus? Nothing. Nothing. Okay. What are those guys? The majority shareholder both. Foreign..
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Got to release some more oil man because we got a game we got an economy going like gangbusters and then we got people making more money and you're taking you know the the not you specifically but the u and opec are causing the gas prices to go up and it's eating away everything that we've given them we've we've we've provided for them this wonderful tax cut and now they're having to use the tax cut the buy gas well before long trump understands this that starts to affect the economy i don't care how much you you got tact and then what does that do what if this happens before november we go into a flip in recession because the oil prices are so high trump can't let that happen and the the only thing at his disposal there couple of things is disposal we can open up more land to be drilled he's already doing that but that's gonna take years before they can get anything and actually be pumping oil out of it so that's a that's a long term thing the only shortterm thing he can do now is is dip into the strategic oil reserve the strategic petroleum reserve and let that out and then what you know it's supply and demand you flood the market with more were more oil to be refined in a more gasoline and the price comes down doesn't matter what the opec rusher doing he's trying to get them to cooperate and not have to do that but he'll do it because the last thing he needs right now is rusty is the have an economic slowdown right before november and say then the democrats would be saying what see those tax cuts they got us into a recession when it's the flip and speculators screw stuff and that's the way it happens all i mean we get we get rocking and rolling and naturally when you get into a konami where you're rocking and rolling the oil demand we expect prices of gas to go up but it's gotta be marketdriven it can't be because the speculators then jumping in there and driving up that much more then you start to have ill effects on the economy i don't know why people can't understand this there are ways to regulate this and this will be found out with j d rockefeller wanting monopolies in carnegie wanting monopolies of steel and cornelius vanderbilt wanted monopoly on the railroad you have regulations to keep the free market free and i think at some point you're going to have to address some of these speculators out there just my thought quick time out one eight hundred six one eight phil we'll be back in two on the next man to shoot trump's tariff talk continues all the latest.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Would not be able to keep up with his low prices and they would end up going out of business and then of course with no competition he within raises prices backup and for a very short period of time would make some money unfortunately that was always short lived because as soon as he did that as soon as the prices went back up new ferryman came back into the market so you see you might be able to kill your competition your current competition but you can't keep competition out of the market by keeping your prices artificially low below what it costs you to deliver the good or service it only works short term and it never ends yielding you the result that you want so people tend to have to continue to relearn this year after year after year i mean different people come up and they don't study history and they come think something's a good idea so if bmw wants to lose a massive amount of money giving people leases on i threes for less than what it costs them to manufacturer they can do that they're just gonna lose a truckload of money and eventually some of their competition will go away but the technology is not going away which means as soon as they raise their prices up again competitions gonna move back in and it's going to get split between all of the players the best thing that you can do is offer the highest quality product at the cheapest price and to do so to try and make a profit if you do that and you run a good business that way over time you will be very very successful all of these other shenanigans are just that shenanigans so keep that in mind when next time somebody talks to you about the evils of capitalism and selling stuff for less than market value tell them about cornelius vanderbilt and when he used to run the fairies up the up the channel in new york until tomorrow guys be safe good i'll talk to you then.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on EconTalk
"Out to to a much bigger number but it's dwarfed dwarfed by amazon so the amount of opportunity people have to learn and explore is is it just unparalleled so i don't see this this sorted desert of drying up of citizen access to information i am worried about about the media and news i'll come to that but do you want to respond to that point about creation creative folks in music in in the arts well yeah i mean i'll just say you know the the the data like i got it was that that that data on the on the income is from the author skilled um so there's an author teachers styles who's one of national book award a pulitzer prize um actually multiple pulitzer prizes uh he's you know written books on a d mostly writes about history so he's written who is to be an editor so he he wrote about um jesse james last rebel of the civil war the first tycoon the epic life of cornelius vanderbilt um but back about uh custer and he cunningham speech and he was he just pointed out that to actually right he spends about four or five years rating each of his books in his books are just great and they change the way that we understand our culture um and he he just said he's look look these are expensive books to write it takes four or five years of research in writing to actually do this and the way that amazon his structuring the book market means makes it much much harder for people to actually write books like this now he's that he's fine because his books are are very popular but he's noted that if he were just starting out it would be much much much harder for him to actually do that now on what you find in in the book market itself mean that the the 25 percent drop in income is for the credit median book writer if you're trying to get into the the book market now it's just much harder if you're an author and you may not care because you might think.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"You're you're some guy who sells your blacksmith in 1820 somebody says do you want to buy stock and railroad you're like what good does that do me stock in some random company doesn't exist why would i want that and so like but what happened was the modern corporation emerged and it drove the standard of living of humanity thirteen fold from the year 1820 2000 the richest man in american eighteen seventy was cornelius vanderbilt he didn't at flushing toilets he didn't have running water he did have electricity you can have all those three things now and be defined as pour it so i look at it and i'm like people say capitalism is screwed up i'm like what are you talking about like i'm like it's a free can miracle it's like it in 1800 you had to work one hour to get six minutes of reading light today you work one hour you get three hundred days of reading light it's a miracle and and you know there's a lot of stuff that is wrong with how people are practicing capitalism but free trade and voluntary you know i have this to offer you have that offer we get to trade without somebody interferon that's not the problem that's not probably have well what i think is happening today this were blocked chain gets him here it a little texas sorry for this show i believe that block that block chain and things like it and and moore's law metcalfe's law or the fundamental animating forces of while at called network capitalism and i believe that some day value is going to be created not by creating a large company we have a lot of employees worked for you and produce a lot of stuff but it's dead it's going to be the people who create and curate offered find networks and i think that tesla is a software network defined car company i think that apple was a software network defined phone company nokia thought they sell widgets apple thought no we sell sell softwaredefined find phone the bit between tesla in gm has nothing to do with who selling more cars it's that will tesla figure out manufacturing faster than gm figures out how to be software never capitalist company right so so like okay now back to block chain.
"cornelius vanderbilt" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The lead you'll madam show and weeknights at nine of stern on msnbc out cornelius at vanderbilt was one of the richest americans ever so much so that his name is synonymous with what it means to be a rich person now right vendor belt cornelius vanderbilt was a selfmade man it was a new yorker he started off as a kid running ferry services between staten island in manhattan he worked his way up to running and owning multiple ferry services and then steamboat lines started off with regional steamboat lines and then ultimately he got to oceangoing steam boats he hit the real pay dirt when he started to close the loop on transportation he got into the business of shipping by sea and also by land by the civil war era cornelius vanderbilt's was one of america's great real tycoons before that was ever a grand central station in new york city there was a grand central depot that cornelius vanderbilt created as a terminus for his train lines in new york city to this day there's a street that runs right up one side of grand central station that's called vanderbilt avenue that's named after him and for years for decades on the other side of grand central station on the other side of it from vanderbilt avenue there was another monument to vanderbilt that didn't use his last name it used his nickname the nickname that everybody used for cornelius vanderbilt was the commodore commodore a high ranking the navy cornelius vanderbilt never served in the navy but apparently he got the nickname of the commodore uh in his days as a kid reading those very services in new york harbor the other guys who worked the harbor alongside him called him commodore basically as a way of teasing him.