Thursday, June 17, 2010

Portrait of an Oil Company Capitalist

Today's Inspiration Blog posted a neat series of informational advertisements from the 1940s. The ads were commissioned by Union Oil Company to combat people's perception of greedy oil tycoons, placing the blame for thriving capitalism squarely on us, the average consumer. It's a pretty convincing "I know you are, but what am I?" and provides some interesting context for what I like to call "the oil woopsy" of today.

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