Re: Joe's Universal Corporation (tm)
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:38:57 -0700

Joe asks, "What about Standard Oil, Dick?"

What about it? It was an innovative company that made kerosene available to the masses at very affordable prices. But when Rockefeller got a bit too ambitious, it lost a healthy chunk of market share to upstart competitors - long before anybody thought to invoke the newly-concocted "antitrust" laws against it.

Your point was...?