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Rockefeller

Summary: Whether Standard Oil was a monopoly or not, the more important question to economists is, were the practices of the Standard Oil Company efficient and did it hurt the social wealth of the country? The government's enforcement of the Sherman Antitrust Act on Standard Oil hurt the country's social wealth and efficiency.
Arguments have raged over Standard Oil and its business practices since its prime in the 1870's and 1880's. Was it a monopoly? Did it severely impede fair competition? If it was a monopoly, did it hurt the consumer? These are the questions that have been argued in debates about Standard Oil and its practices. Whether Standard Oil was a monopoly or not, the more important question to economists is, were the practices of the Standard Oil Company efficient and did it hurt the social wealth of the country? The government's enforcement of the Sherman Antitrust Act on Standard Oil hurt the country's social wealth and efficiency.

John D. Rockefeller was the founder and owner of Standard Oil. Considered by many to be the first great businessman in the United States, he was extremely industrious and methodical. He could not stand to waste anything. He had begun working in...

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