Business: Flower Trust

What is so noxious as a Trust? When the late Theodore Roosevelt was shaking his Big Stick at the meat trusts, the steel trusts, the oil trusts, every newspaper in the land published a picture of a Trust so that people would know one when they saw it. A Trust, cartoonists made clear, was a bloated figure with a pork barrel body, huge watchchain (labeled "Profits"), smoking with incredibly gross lips a big cigar (labeled "Luxury"), and crushing beneath its heel a pathetic lizard-sized person (labeled "Consumer"). Since 1905, that figure has appeared...

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