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Vindicating Capitalism: The Real History of the Standard Oil Company

Examines the inception and rise of Standard Oil, demonstrates that the company’s immense success was the result not of so-called “anti-competitive” practices or “predatory pricing” but of its superior efficiency and productivity, and does long-overdo justice to one of the greatest producers of life-serving values in history: John D. Rockefeller.


About the Author

Alex Epstein is an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute, specializing in philosophy, business, and current affairs. His articles have been featured in dozens of publications. Mr. Epstein holds a BA in philosophy from Duke University, where he was Editor and Publisher of the Duke Review.