THE CABINET: Attack on Oligopoly

Put on the market a few years ago by famed old Parker Bros. Inc. was a game called Monopoly, ingeniously designed to appeal to the baldest acquisitive instincts. It was an instantaneous success. Last week President Roosevelt, from motives as mixed as they were imperative, dusted off an older and political form of Monopoly which has been played by successive Administrations with varying degrees of enthusiasm for upward of half a century.

The late John Davison Rockefeller made the country monopoly-conscious in the kerosene days of old Standard Oil Co., the most effective...

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