What do Elizabeth Warren and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) have in common? They both want to break up Big Tech.
Last month, the DOJ filed the highest-profile antitrust lawsuit since the Microsoft case of the late 90s, highlighting conservatives’ ongoing concerns about bias, censorship, and even election meddling by Big Tech – specifically Google. There’s no doubt that social media giants like Twitter and Google have increasingly begun muting certain voices, including the nation’s oldest newspaper, The New York Post, and even the President himself.
The post-election frenzy to take control of the narrative is further inflaming the debate, with conservatives loudening their calls for trustbusting action – a la the railroads and Standard Oil in the 19th-century.
Ryan Young, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, warns that categorizing Google et al. as monopolies subject to heavy-handed regulation would be a mistake, especially with the possibility of an incoming Biden administration.
Tune in as we discuss the fallout from the election and claims that the media - facilitated by Big Tech - is colluding with the Biden campaign to sway the election. Ryan will expand on his “Case Against Antitrust” in the current context, and we will take your calls any time during the hour.
Although, it’s clear that “Big Tech” companies like Google, Apple and Twitter are in the tank for the Democrats, their bias poses no serious obstacle to staying informed as long as you diversify your news sources and listen to independent shows like this one. There is no great threat to competition in the market for news and information — to the contrary, the internet has given us more options than we could have dreamed of.
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Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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- The Case Against Antitrust
- Robert Bork’s 1978 book “The Antitrust Paradox,”
- Bootleggers and Baptists by Bruce Yandle (CATO EVENT)
- [VIDEO] James M. Buchanan: Antitrust and Politics as a Process - YouTube
- Introducing Antitrust Basics (6/17/19)
- [VIDEO] Milton Friedman on Monopolies