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Lawmakers keen to break up ‘big tech’ should realize the world has changed a lot since Microsoft and Standard Oil

BIG TECH IS back in the spotlight. The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified before Congress on July 29 to defend their market dominance from accusations they’re stifling rivals. Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly talking about antitrust action and possibly breaking the companies up into smaller pieces. I study the effects of digital technologies on lives and livelihoods […]