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Steel .� It is a big story that this essay cannot do justice to, but Morgan was ubiquitous, including masterminding what became arguably the biggest swindle of the American government to that time: the purchase of land for the Panama Canal in 1903, which was the largest payment yet made by the USA�s federal government.� Howard Taft, the future � trust-busting � president and Supreme Court Chief Justice was at the trough with Morgan on that scheme.� After m ilking the government, Morgan rode to the �rescue� in 1907 to quell a bank panic, and several years later, the Federal Reserve Act was snuck through when Capitol Hill was virtually empty, two days before Christmas.� Earlier in that same year of 1913, the Income Tax Amendment was passed, which prepared the USA�s government to attain truly imperial stature.� Those events were grist for conspiracists for the succeeding century, and many allegations may well be true.� T he most powerful Senator on Capitol Hill was Mark �Dollar� Hanna, who was a schoolboy friend of John Rockefeller and political fixer for Standard Oil at a time when the corruption was open in Washington, as politicians were routinely bought by robber barons. [824] Th e first practical use of electricity was for electroplating in about 1805, but the invention was suppressed by the French Academy of Sciences for the next generation.� In 1816, the next use of electricity was the telegraph, but it was not until Thomas Edison's teams perfected incandescent lighting in 1879 that electricity production was industrialized.� Perhaps Mor gan�s most portentous industrial undertaking was participating in the epic battle between Edison and his former employee, Nikola Tesla .� Edi son himself was not a particularly brilliant inventor; many of his inventions were the result of his employees� hard work. �Electric lighting is a good example. �Edison's team engaged in brute force experimentation with thousands of filaments before they hit on something that worked in 1879 .� Edison may have suggested the filament that finally worked.� When the Wizard of Menlo Park demonstrated electric lights near his laboratory, he was widely pilloried for his �idiotic� idea, which was declared a �fraud� foisted on the public by scientists who would not leave the comfort of their armchairs to go see for themselves .� Morgan financed Edison�s electric light company and had the first home in New York lit by electricity .� Edison was also notorious for stealing inventions, and there is even a tale of a rival inventor �disappearing,� Mafia-style .� It was simply a sign of the times, and an era that we still live in.

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson; First Edition edition (November 1, 2007)

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