Hypocrisy With Monopolies

Senator Warren on Big Tech

       The following is a quote by Senator Elizabeth Warren from an article on medium.com titled 'Here’s how we can break up Big Tech': “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”

 

Adjusting that Quote

       “Today’s Democratic and Republican Parties have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for votes, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.” This adjustment seems to make just as much if not more sense than the original.

 

Questions for Senator Warren

       (1) Does Senator Warren consider the Democratic and Republican Parties to be political monopolies? (2) Is she in favor of breaking up these political monopolies? (3) If not, why does she favor breaking up those in big tech but not those in politics? Would her rationale for not wanting to break up the Democratic and Republican Parties contradict her rationale for wanting to break up big tech companies?

 

My Stance on Monopolies

       While some might be in favor of breaking up big tech companies and others might want to see the two dominant political parties broken up, I am not in favor of breaking up either. I would just simply encourage more competition and better strategy to those who want to see monopolies lose some of the great power and influence they hold today.