Andrew Carnegie As A Monopoly

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What is the goal of the popular board game of Monopoly? The answer is quite simple as it is to remain financially stable, while forcing opponents into a state of bankruptcy by buying and building pieces of property. By definition a monopoly is the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in commodity or service. For instance when it comes to a business, as a monopoly, it will own all of the legs on a table which keeps it up. In history such monopolies existed as Andrew Carnegie’s steel business. It thrived as Carnegie controlled every aspect of the steel industry. For example, Carnegie as a smart business man that he was bought out the “middlemen” in the process of making steel. Which means transportation, finding of, and making of those raw materials into steel were all under Carnegie’s name. Within the last couple of decades a new animal of a monopoly has emerged and hunts…show more content…
Walton opened a small business called “Walton’s 5&10” in a small town of Bentonville, Arkansas. This small business followed a motto of selling a variety of products at low prices. Hence the name of “Walton’s 5&10” or “5” meaning Nickel and “10” meaning dime putting it all together as Walton’s nickel and dime store. With the early success of his business he looked to expanding. Walton opened the first store under the name of Walmart in 1962 in Rodgers, Arkansas. The formula of Sam Walton was to offer low prices and great services to the consumers, almost too good to be true. His competitors believed exactly that, doubting that this would never work. Sure enough the business thrived and grew rapidly exceeding the expectations of Walton’s dream. This changed forever the way of retail. One of Sam Walton’s speeches stated “If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living for everyone…we’ll give the world an opportunity to see what it’s like to save and have a better life.” With all the success building, Walmart was steadily on its way to becoming a

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