Former Obama Staffer Talks Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

Business behemoths Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple might help us keep costs down but do they take away our freedom, and what can we do about it?

Roxanne recently sat down with technology law expert and professor Tim Wu at his Columbia University office in New York City to discuss his latest book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age which examines the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, making the argument that breaking up today’s largest high-tech titans would be good for business as well as our democracy.

Roxanne says, “in the short, persuasive, provocative, and historically grounded book, Tim shows us how allowing unrestricted growth of concentrated private power can feed an appetite for nationalist and even extremist leadership.”

 

 

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