The action taken to sue Google for antitrust violations by the feds is akin to closing the proverbial barn door not only after the horses have left, but also after those now billionaire horses have trampled over key parts of the economy and society.
"It’s refreshing to hear the government acknowledge that the unlimited money and influence of the major tech companies need some guardrails," writes
Enforcement of antitrust laws is part of the solution, but IMO is right that much more needs to be done--and that there is no single cure for the many diseases that ail the digital public sphere.
"But I stood by for years in astonishment as each of these companies grabbed more and more power without a peep from regulators ..."
Is the The Justice Dept.’s Lawsuit Against Google Too Little, Too Late?