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America’s monopolistic tech sector seems pretty competitive and dynamic




Capitalism is more likely to break up big tech than the politicians. “Big Tech,” writes James Pethokoukis, “doesn’t act like they exist above or outside the dynamic churn of American capitalism,”:

Just look at what went down during the recent earnings season, as reported by the [Wall Street Journal]. Facebook reported better-than-expected revenue and profits, but boss Mark Zuckerberg is now promising a business model shift toward small groups and private message. Google parent Alphabet posted its slowest revenue growth since 2015 as “it’s once-untouchable online-advertising operation took a body blow, hurt by mounting competition and struggles within its increasingly high-profile YouTube unit.” Apple posted its first back-to-back drop in quarterly sales and profit in more than two years thanks to falling iPhone sales and is now trying to “morph itself into a services company fueled by app and entertainment sales as much as hardware.

More by James Pethokoukis, “Someone Tell Washington: America’s Monopolistic Tech Sector Seems Pretty Competitive and Dynamic,” American Enterprise Institute, May 7]


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