I think that it was financial greed that motivated King Leopold the II the most. He was once quoted saying that, “there is really nothing left for us kings except money!”(Hochschild, Adam) The whole reason for the genocide that came about was all a result of King Leopold trying to attain wealth. He felt that creating a new settlement would be his in to creating his own wealth. Also he was so stingy with munitions supplied to his private army he made his soldiers prove that they hit the person they were aiming for by cutting off their head. Otherwise they would be punished for wasting a bullet.
They needed to strip a little bank. They cleared out with $140,000, one of his colleagues began to spend an excessive amount of and the lane to fault would finally began. Family and mates of Darrius were astounded to finally find that puzzle of the burglary completed with their venerated one. Regardless of reality that he went to detain and defrauded a bank, he crushed the deterrents for the duration of his life, proceeded onward from NYU, and turned his life around.
But as these two have similarities, the purpose of going to the new world is quite different. John Smith came over to get rich and build a business which is kinda greedy. William Bradford came for opportunity to make a town of the religion of he was apart of along side his people. Seems like all fun and games for these two leader until both had run out of supplies and their people were starving to death. Aside all the starvation, comparing the greedy and selfish men from John smith , to the caring and religious families from William Bradford, at the end of it all i believe both men came out successful to what they were trying to
Theodore used the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to break apart many monopolies that he thought had gone bad. President Roosevelt believed that the huge “trust bosses” were acting foolish, because they were as rich as possible and didn’t care or notice to care about the common man and the desperately struggling poor. Theodore Roosevelt advocated for arbitration and became the “Trustbuster” because of all of the hard work that he put in as
Gittes uncovers a plot that no one was supposed to know about, a plot that could land one of the most powerful forces in Los Angeles in prison. As the details he discovers get more and more convoluted, he realizes the case he has been hired for is not just about a cheating husband, but about corruption and fraud
There’s a better and safer alternative to handle that situation for catching an employee stealing clothes from the company. The employee could have told the manager or the boss what was happening. Lawfully, the murderer was sentenced for life in prison without parole. Critics have sometimes charged Lululemon with having an unethical corporate culture promoting competition over collaboration (pg. 512).
Voldemort made many promises to Quirrell and deceived him to join him and his evil army, but Voldemort was driven by his own greed for the stone, and Quirrell was sent to his death during his fight with Harry; after he spent months lying to his fellow professors and his students about his true intentions. He told Harry, “There is no good or bad, only power and those too weak to seek it” (Rowling). This shows that he truly enthralled himself in Voldemort’s ideas and
The Untouchables tried to ruin Capone and his empire by conducting routine raids on his bootlegging operations. These raids hurt Al Capone financially but didn’t take down his organization. While this was happening other agents were working to try to get evidence on Capone for tax evasion. The agents never could prove that he committed many of the murders that were said to have been planned by him, such as Valentine’s Day Massacre; however, the agents did find evidence that Al Capone never filed income tax returns on his earnings. In June of 1931, Capone was officially charged with income tax evasion.
Capone was smart about how he appeared in the public and in media he always wore suits and pulled it off by acting like a respectable businessman. Capone had a secret bootlegging trail from Chicago to New York. This trail made Capone more money than he ever dreamed of. But during a one of the bootlegging runs McSwiggen got shot and killed by one of Capone’s henchmen. Nobody got convicted due to lack of evidence.
Alexander fears that other family members will try to steal the throne from him “... And orders the execution of Amitus, his older cousin.” (Rayborn 3) Alexander stops at nothing for power, even if it means killing family. What makes Alexander’s order even weirder is that his cousin didn’t want the throne.
That was false. Uriah had lent him nothing.” Micawber quoted this in the letter, which he had launched, when he claimed Uriah Heep seduced him into the “criminal life”. This shows the desperation and corruption that Uriah Heep possessed and how he used the wholesomeness and aspiration of Mr. Micawber to take advantage of Mr. Wickfield’s business.
Also, if you look at today’s society there is no over using that term the people in the 19th century were not use to people having great wealth and being over these big corporations, well we are. Robber Barons were seen as the portrayal of these big businessmen, as a warlike bandits, cheating and plundering their way to millions. It was any man with wealth over a big corporation that was considered a Robber Baron. But, that is not was a Robber Baron is! A Robber Baron is a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means.
Money brought him the hope of having a complete and happy family. Once Dick heard that the Clutters had a lot of money from Floyd Wells, a prisoner who used to work for Mr. Clutter, he planned to kill the family and take all the money away. Therefore, he found himself a complice, Perry. Dick was not thinking to let Perry get involved in this action when they first
Jay Gould “standardized tracks” by buying multiple single railroads and connected them which formed the transcontinental railroad. The corrupted railroad king deliberately bankrupted businesses with water stocking then restore them into profitable businesses and bribed legislature officials to change laws to let him continue. J.P. Morgan was a broker for railroads and applied “Morganization” (which is the same as Jay Gould’s monopoly) to railroad and steel companies. J.P. Morgan also invested into Thomas Edison’s laboratory development of the incandescent lighting system.