by Christopher Koopman, Executive Director
Posted December 9, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Democrats wrong on big-tech solutions

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From Elizabeth Warren to Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic presidential candidates have come out strong for breaking up big tech. It has become a central focus of Warren’s campaign, which has caused business leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to voice concern, and the fight over big tech within the Democratic Party presidential primaries has bled into the courts.

In all of this, Andrew Yang has emerged as a reasoned voice against breaking up these companies. In a recent op-ed, he noted that “Breaking up Facebook or Apple sounds good, but it wouldn’t address this issue.” His alternative, however, is not a practical solution either…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Chicago Tribune.

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