Power is … ‘Big Bad Trusts’ Are a Progressive Myth Today’s tech titans, like yesterday’s industrial giants, will diminish in time thanks to competition. Now it’s Big Tech. Delegates at the 2019 Platform Cooperativism Conference explored ways platform co-ops can compete in a landscape dominated by tech giants.
19, 2019 It’s that time of the election cycle when candidates send out policy ideas as trial balloons, seeing what resonates with voters.
It’s not so much that the other Bigs have faded or diminished in any way — far from it, they’re still coming for us — it’s just that Big Tech is currently taking its turn in the spotlight and has more mindshare.
Making this about Big Tech and The Four only serves to divert attention from the bigger issue and limit our focus to a small band of potential tax avoiders. Big Tech’s greatest sins are locking in a winner-take-all economy, decimating the middle class and exercising monopoly-like powers that cause the free market to fail. He’s well known for his “Big Stick Diplomacy” and conservationist efforts. One of these four is Theodore Roosevelt. Yet all that is not enough to require a Theodore Roosevelt-style trust busting. First it was Big Data that was coming for us; then Big Healthcare; then Big Money and all the rest. Perhaps the most controversial policy of Roosevelt was his trust-busting. Competition is stymied. Mar.
Roosevelt saw trusts that were hurting America.
The topic of big tech trust busting has been surprisingly bi-partisan, particularly in such a divided political era. It’s possible that it’s time to trust-bust the big tech giants like Facebook and Google.