So-called “big tech” companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft – are increasingly under assault from politicians, regulators, and trustbusters. Foes include Democrats and Republicans alike. Is this justified – or is it unjust? What have the firms accomplished? Have they inflicted torts? Crimes? Professor Salsman argues that these are creative, private entities providing enormous value; they got big by satisfying billions of customers; they do not “censor;” their rights deserve protection. The assaults on them are unjust. People falsely believe “big is bad” and “consumer welfare” is primary.
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Calling all students and recent college graduates! Join The Atlas Society’s Senior Scholar, Richard Salsman, Ph.D., on Thursday, July 22nd @ 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET for Morals & Markets. This 90-minute interactive seminar occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month and explores intersections between ethics, politics, economics, and markets. Tune in this month, when we come together to discuss “Big Tech Attacks: Who's Truly Guilty.”
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