Monopoly

Monopoly

Streaming Video - 2012
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In 1890, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act broke up the monopoly that John D. Rockefeller and his company, Standard Oil, had on the oil industry. In 1914, the federal government was sold on the concept of universal telephone service provided by Ma Bell, a monopoly that was ended by the development of a new technology. In 1998, the U.S. government filed a suit against the world's largest software company, Microsoft, for participating in anti-competitive practices. These stories explain what monopolies are, and why government sometimes chooses to intervene.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Annenberg Learner (Firm), [2012]
Edition: 21st Century Edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (28 min., 4 sec.)) : color and sound

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