At least robber barons of old wanted American power and prosperity

The robber barons of the 19th and early 20th centuries were people like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts.  The robber barons of today are the people who control Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.  The robber barons of the past greatly enriched themselves by monopolizing oil and railroads.  Their products greatly enriched all of America and with capitalism, allowed the U.S. and its people to become the greatest economic powerhouse in the world in less than two centuries.  Oil is the power that allowed the U.S. to thrive.  It greatly improved productivity and efficiency, and crude oil is used in thousands of products.  The wealth achieved because of oil is immeasurable.  The quality and length of life greatly improved after the advent of oil.  Life expectancy doubled since the advent of oil.  At least John D. Rockefeller brought light to the world (via...(Read Full Post)