From the perspective of the pluralist theory – consider the following prompts in your initial post:

With reference to the seven levels of corporate power addressed in the text, how did the power of Standard Oil change society?

Was the power exercised in keeping with the social contract of Rockefeller’s era?

Does the story support the position of either the pluralist or dominance theory of business power?

Also in your post, state which theory (pluralist or dominance) you personally ascribe to. Did the arguments you read on this discussion topic change your perspective?