Here’s how we can break up Big Tech
Organizer Sandbox · Team Warren · 3/8/19
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  • bill - 1 week ago
    YES! Break 'em up and burn 'em down! Find the rich, chop off their legs throw 'em on the fire and chew the bones for breakfast. EAT. THEM. ALL.

    Just kidding. Kind of. Big isn't bad. Evil is bad.

    And this plan from "Team Warren" is actually a nightmarish non-plan that doesn't provide any kind of roadmap to fix and/or break up big tech. Shucks. The "you can't be a participant on your own platform" rule makes less sense the more you think about it. Unwinding mergers, in some cases, could make sense, but I'm perturbed about the way this is being discussed. Each case should be evaluated individually. We just need to enforce the laws that are already on the books. It only takes one case, as we learned with US v. Microsoft Corp.

    Also, telecoms are worse. So are government-granted monopolies. PG&E rings a bell.

    I've never had any choice when purchasing wifi, and I've done it in three states in the last five years. It's always, "You have to buy X." Most recently, AT&T. The service nightmarish, humorously so (I won't bore you with my stories; know that they're insane) and when they've got you they've got you so they can charge you all they want. There's no competition. It's a monopoly. So kill it and open the floodgates.

    Why no mention of Apple?