A question of antitrust: Make jurisprudence great again

Is it time up for the tech giants?

Callum Stokeld of Kepler Trust Intelligence

Callum Stokeld of Kepler Trust Intelligence

When Parker Brothers acquired the patent of board game Monopoly in 1935, its rules seemed to pre-emptively mirror French economist Thomas Piketty's economic principles.

As the game progresses, the relative financial power of the leading player increases. Capital accrues to capital, vastly outperforming the Universal Basic Income provided by the largesse of 'the Bank'.  US tech leaders almost certainly understand exactly how this dynamic works with the leading technology companies having proven themselves extremely acquisitive, frequently buying out potential competitors at what the market often deemed excessive valuations relatively early in their development stage. Is this permissible within competition law? There are signs that US lawmakers are sta...

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