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Folsom, Burton W.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 4,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Burton W Folsom
New Deal or raw deal? : how FDR's economic legacy has damaged America by Burton W Folsom( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revisionist perspective on FDR's presidency and the New Deal argues that such government programs as social security, minimum wage, and farm subsidies didn't work in the 1930s and do not work now, in a critical report that traces many modern problems to the FDR administration
Big tent : the story of the Conservative Revolution : as told by the thinkers and doers who made it happen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, written by the leaders of the conservative movement themselves, explains how the movement developed as a powerful force in American politics; how it functions now with a wide range of viewpoints; and where it is going in the future
Urban capitalists : entrepreneurs and city growth in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh regions, 1800-1920 by Burton W Folsom( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDR goes to war : how expanded executive power, spiraling national debt, and restricted civil liberties shaped wartime America by Burton W Folsom( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically assesses the president's role in transforming American government and life during World War II, arguing that such programs as farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare are having continuing repercussions in the current economy
The myth of the robber barons by Burton W Folsom( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A republic--if we can keep it by Lawrence W Reed( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics as it is taught today is replete with fallacies. So is history. Combine the two into Economic History and you frequently get a witch's brew of mumbo jumbo. The Industrial Revolution was a setback for workers. Free markets caused monopoly and exploitation. Government intervention was required for economic growth and for economic recovery. These are but a few of the many misconceptions that constantly need revisiting, and are addressed within this volume. The authors recognize that both economics and history must be about much more than numbers. That's why many of the offerings here focus on the interesting contributions of people who changed the course of events. One of the essential points we hope readers of this anthology will come away with is the critical importance of specific individuals in shaping the course of the amorphous collective known as "society."
Empire builders : how Michigan entrepreneurs helped make America great by Burton W Folsom( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Sam can't count : a history of failed government investments, from beaver pelts to green energy by Burton W Folsom( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the days of George Washington through World War II to today, goverment investments have failed dismally. They not only drain the Treasury of cash but also impede economic growth, and they hurt the very companies they try to support. Why does federal aid seem to have a reverse Midas touch? Simply put, federal officials don't have the same abilities or incentives as entrepreneurs. In addition, federal control always produces polititcal control of some kind. What is best for politicians is not often what works in the marketplace. Politicians want to win votes, and they can do so by giving targeted CEOs benefits while dispersing costs to others. Uncle Sam Can't Count is filled with examples of government failures and free market triumphs"--
New Deal or raw deal? : how FDR's economic legacy has damaged America by Burton W Folsom( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revisionist perspective on FDR's presidency and the New Deal argues that such government programs as social security, minimum wage, and farm subsidies didn't work in the 1930s and do not work now, in a critical report that traces many modern problems to the FDR administration
Entrepreneurs vs. the State by Burton W Folsom( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of entrepreneurs on the history of the United States by analyzing the various industries, steamship, railroads, oil, and steel, that were developed in the nineteenth century
No more free markets or free beer : the Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924 by Burton W Folsom( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDR goes to war : how expanded executive power, spiraling national debt, and restricted civil liberties shaped wartime America by Burton W Folsom( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible and compelling follow-up to New Deal or Raw Deal? that exposes how FDR transformed American government and American life during the war years with continuing repercussions in the current economy
The industrial revolution and free trade( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death on hold : a prisoner's desperate prayer and the unlikely family who became God's answer by Burton W Folsom( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1983 Burt Folsom read a story in -- Death on Holdis the amazing story of their friendship, and of grace, reconciliation, and redemption for a man without hope who was given a future
The spirit of freedom : essays in American history( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death On Hold : A Prisoner's Desperate Prayer and the Unlikely Family Who Became God's Answer by Anita Folsom( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1983 Burt Folsom read a story in Time about Mitch Rutledge, a man on death row with an IQ of 84 who said he was sorry for what he did. "Forget him," the last line of the story read. But Burt wrote Mitch a letter and discovered a man more interesting and intelligent than the article revealed. Burt and his wife, Anita, began a friendship with Mitch and saw him become a leader and role model for others in prison, teaching himself to read and write (starting with copying down the spelling of items he knew from TV commercials) and becoming a national spokesman on prison life. Death on Hold is the amazing story of their friendship, and of grace, reconciliation, and redemption for a man without hope who was given a future
Entrepreneurs versus the state by Burton W Folsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of entrepreneurs on the history of the United States by analyzing the various industries: steamship, railroads, oil, and steel, that were developed in the nineteenth century
Urban networks : the economic and social order of the Lackawanna and Lehigh Valleys during early industrialization, 1850-1880 by Burton W Folsom( )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are Michigan history textbooks reliable? by Burton W Folsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How reliable are Michigan high school economics textbooks? by Burton W Folsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New Deal or raw deal? : how FDR's economic legacy has damaged America
Alternative Names
Folsom, Burton Jr

Folsom, Burton W. Jr

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English (96)

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Urban capitalists : entrepreneurs and city growth in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh regions, 1800-1920FDR goes to war : how expanded executive power, spiraling national debt, and restricted civil liberties shaped wartime AmericaThe myth of the robber baronsEmpire builders : how Michigan entrepreneurs helped make America greatNew Deal or raw deal? : how FDR's economic legacy has damaged AmericaNo more free markets or free beer : the Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924The industrial revolution and free trade