Company Towns

Monday, November 22, 2010

Business journalist Hardy Green talks about how company towns have shaped the American economy. In The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy he looks at company towns from the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the R&D labs of Corning, New York; from coal mines to corporate campuses of today’s major tech companies, and explores the different strands of capitalism that company towns represent.


Hardy Green

Comments [3]

gaetano catelli from Oxford, Mississippi

Very interesting segment, Lenny.

Nov. 28 2010 09:06 PM
Daniel from UWS

In UK many of the chocolate manufacturers were Quakers, they saw chocolate as providing an alternative to alcohol for the masses... they also founded company towns based on utopian principles and full of "edifying" facilities for the workers, like libraries, theatres etc.

Nov. 22 2010 12:52 PM

What about Kohler, Wisc then and now?


Nov. 22 2010 12:41 PM

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