One of the reasons why Carnegie is a robber baron is because he had such a high amount of power. He controlled other peoples businesses along with his own, often telling them his feelings about their business. When Carnegie talked to his friend Frank Doubleday,he asked "Do you know what I would do if I were in that kind of business?" Doubleday replied by asking, "No, what?" Carnegie said, "I would get out of it." He used this as a way of showing other people his excessive amount of power in his business.