The Standard Oil Company Octopop

The Standard Oil is rather a large octopus, and the following only a selection. One of the earliest references to the Standard Oil “octopus” was in an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, in March 1881. ‘The Story of A Great Monopoly‘: “So closely had the Standard octopus gripped itself about Mr. Vanderbilt [railroads] that even at the outside rates its competitors could not get transportation from him.”
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