Are We in a Second “Gilded Age?”

May 4, 2019 - Denver

  • Is the current spate of acquisitions and mergers anything to be concerned about?

  • Does consolidation threaten competition and hurt consumers or is the market working just fine?

  • Were men like Rockefeller and Carnegie “captains of industry” or “robber barons”?

  • How do they compare with modern industrial and business leaders?

  • Is the role of anti-trust legislation and court rulings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries similar or different today to balance competition and innovation?

  • How has the role of government oversight (Progressive regulation vs. laissez faire deregulation) changed in the past century?

We will take a look at the history of the Gilded Age in the U.S. (1870-1900). Related topics might include the role of government, anti-trust legislation, monopoly power, and different approaches in the E.U. and U.S. – lots of connections to H.S. history, economics, and civics standards.

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  • Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (all K-12 welcome)

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Location: Empire Park, 1325 South Colorado Boulevard, #018, Denver, Colorado 80222

  • FEE: $25*

  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $51. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.

  • Faculty: Dale DeBoer, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and mentor teacher Ken Benson, Niwot High School, Niwot

  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$50 & $100 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.