Facebook and Google are run by today's robber barons. Break them up


“Today, we have a new set of robber barons, running digital monopolies and again receiving disproportionate benefits from the disruption brought about by new technology. History tells us we will need to regulate their monopolies just as we regulated previous monopolies.”

It’s another one of those very-quotable articles.


A great read. Very insightful comparison of early 20th century and early 21st century fortune builders.

This also underlines @aral’s discourse of people having fought these past two centuries to earn labour rights that are today being eroded by big tech corps : we need to break the giants now so they don’t spend the next decade destroying social structures to better serve their profits