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A giant problem | The Economist
As our special report this week makes clear, the superstars are admirable in many ways. They churn out products that improve consumers’ lives, from smarter smartphones to sharper televisions. They provide Americans and Europeans with an estimated $280 billion-worth of “free” services—such as search or directions—a year. But they have two big faults. They are squashing competition, and they are using the darker arts of management to stay ahead. Neither is easy to solve. But failing to do so risks a backlash which will be bad for everyone. [...] The world needs a healthy dose of competition to keep today’s giants on their toes and to give those in their shadow a chance to grow.
Google  Apple  Facebook  winner-take-all  oligopol  Tax  Evasion  Avoidance  technological  unemployment  underemployed  Universal  Basic  Income  regulation  regulators  self-regulation 
september 2016 by asterisk2a

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