US antitrust laws have been a staple of corporate governance since the landmark Sherman Act of 1890. But the 21st century looks far different from the days of the government-mandated break-ups of US Steel and AT&T. Today, technology behemoths like Google, Facebook and Amazon are redefining business models and monopolies. In this fascinating and informative Q&A, EconTalk’s Russ Roberts and Microsoft’s E. Glen Weyl take a deep dive into the nuances of antitrust, capitalism and their impacts on democracy. Anyone concerned about rising monopoly power will find this a valuable discussion.
About the Speakers
Russ Roberts is the host of EconTalk, a weekly economics podcast. E. Glen Weyl is a political economist and social technologist in Microsoft’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.