maasman wrote:Phatscotty wrote:Nola_Lifer wrote:Phatscotty wrote:Nola_Lifer wrote:Yes, idolize the robber barons who held monopolizes, exploited workers and the government for profit. One of the reasons we are in the mess we are in.
....and also vastly improved Nola's Life, and every person Nola knows life as well.....
Are you not grateful for Rockefeller, Carnegie, Edison, Morgan, Tesla, Westinghouse, Vanderbilt, Ford?
Tesla got fucked over by Edison. Edison was a terrible person and a thug like the rest of them. Why would I be grateful for what they have done?
What is the difference between the way Edison treated Tesla, and the way you treat me?
Do you think Tesla would have been Tesla without being Edison's apprentice, IE teaching him everything he knows??
Do you think Tesla would be Tesla if JP Morgan had not invested billions in Thomas Edison?
Do you think Tesla would be Tesla if there was no free market or no America or Capitalist system that is capable of raising and investing billions of dollars into anything?
From what I know about Tesla, then that is a definitive yes to all of those questions.
Where did Tesla get all his investments? Where did his main investors get the money to invest in the first place? How did they get enough money? Not tearing Tesla down, he was a genius. But I don't think he did very much unless he was directly under Edison, Westonghouse, or JP Morgan... Perhaps later in life?
I would be interested in more information. I bet you know a lot more about him