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Author Topic: King Of The Industry: A Another Case Of Google Failling Me.  (Read 523 times)
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« on: August 26, 2015, 02:14:12 am »

What the expression King Of The Industry means exactly ? A magnate ? A precise type of magnate ?
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 02:29:24 am »

I guess the question would be...which industry?
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 02:31:46 am »

Yes; specifically, it is a refrigerator magnet, used for securing your shopping list to the refrigerator door.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 07:11:30 am »

Can you possibly offer the phrase in context?

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 10:37:47 am »

Is it similar to saying "Oil Baron" or "Cattle Baron"?  I think the phrase is self explanatory - but I've never heard it in English.  Must be a Canadian-French or French expression. During the 19th. C in American English we came up with the name "baron" to indicate some type of dominant monopoly in a particular industry.  Like in the example of Trans World Airlines and Pan Am in the 1930s-40s. Howard Hughes (TWA) and Juan Trippe (Pan Am) would be the two competing "Airline Barons."
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 12:02:15 pm »

Funny story, whiles searching a context, i realised it was in fact CAPTAIN of industry.

Said context:
''The game starts in the Steam Era with three settlers, two workers, two scouts and two land ironclads. Also, at the start of the game, you have three spies at your service.

The scenario rules are similar to the Paradise Found scenario. The only difference is that you must earn a number of Honourable Titles in order to achieve leadership of the League of Nations. Each title is earned in different ways and becomes available as the game progresses. The titles are:
◾Defender of Progress - Have the most of the latest Landships and Airships
◾Grand Philanthropist - Have the most World and National Wonders
◾Captain of Industry - Have the highest city Production
◾Lord of Refinement - Have the most Social Policies
◾Master of Wealth - Have the highest Gross Gold Income

To win the scenario, you must earn at least 3 titles and hold them for five consecutive turns - once the fifth turn ends and you still hold the titles, you win.

The religion features (including the religious units) are disabled in this scenario. In addition, Militaristic and Religious City-States are omitted in this scenario. ''
-Wikia page of Civilisation 5 scenario Empire Of The Smoky Sky

Beside that, the second place i encountered this term was in a dark comedic video game webcomic.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 06:11:31 pm »

From the Wikipedia entry:

"During the Industrial Revolution, a captain of industry was a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributes positively to the country in some way.

This may have been through increased productivity, expansion of markets, providing more jobs, or acts of philanthropy. This characterization contrasts with that of the robber baron, a business leader using political means to achieve his ends.

Some 19th-century industrialists who were called 'captains of industry' overlap with those called 'robber barons'. These include people such as J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew W. Mellon, and John D. Rockefeller. The term was coined by Thomas Carlyle in his 1843 book, Past and Present."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_of_industry

From Dictionary.com:
"A phrase that is sometimes used to describe businesspeople who are especially successful and powerful."
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/captains+of+industry

From Wiktionary:
"A prominent business person who owns or is the highest-ranking executive of one or more major firms, especially one who has considerable wealth and influence."
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/captain_of_industry

A discussion on what makes a robber baron or a captain of industry is here:
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/gilded-age/essays/robber-barons-or-captains-industry
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