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One heroine in the Standard Oil Case is not mentioned in
the Mercury News article: Ida Tarbell. One of the earlilest muckrakers,
she wrote a series of magazine articles about Standard Oil
exposing the company's business practices. In 1904 she published
"History of the Standard Oil Company", a book based on the articles.
Where is our Tarbell?
Then there was Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, who
levied a 29 million dollar fine against Standard Oil in 1907.
He later became our first baseball commissioner.
Last week Judge Jackson uninstalled IE from Windows 95
himself, with ease. I wonder if he likes baseball...
> For a lucid article on antitrust vs. AT&T, IBM, Standard Oil Co., and a
> couple of other cases, see today's [12-21-97] San Jose Mercury article by
> Scott Herhold & Scott Thurm "Antitrust: big no longer equals bad" at:
> No subscription is needed to read this. It can be accessed from the
> Mercury Center page...link on the lower right side of page.
> Claire Macdonald