I am keeping a folder of clippings on the realities of the FANGS – concentrated market power in sectors of popular education, civics, character formation, family dynamics, consumerism, entertainment and shaping the zeitgeist of our country.
There is a book on surveillance capitalism – is privacy out of date in an age when others can judge our words and our beliefs to prevent us from causing hurt?
Our Senator, Amy Klobuchar, has a book just out on antitrust. Is censoring Donald Trump a proper use of monopoly power? What about the 1876 Supreme Court case of Munn v. Illinois, which ruled in the case of a cartel of grain elevator owners in Chicago that voluntarily acquiring market power makes one a custodian with obligations to use that power with abuse?
Please join us for a local Zoom round table on high tech and moral capitalism at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 27.
The event is limited to 25 attendees.
To register, please email Jed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The discussion will last about an hour and a half.