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Why Have Facebook and Other Tech Giants Gotten Away With Gobbling Up Competitors?

By Mark Glick, Professor, University of Utah and Catherine Ruetschlin, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Utah. Originally published at the Institute of Economic Thinking website The Big Tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple, have individually and collectively engaged in an unprecedented number of acquisitions. In a new paper, Big Tech Acquisitions and the Potential Competition Doctrine: The Case of Facebook we document the 90 completed...

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Facebook’s Libra Faceplant: Beware of CEO Bright Ideas

The Wall Street Journal tonight, in Inside Facebook’s Botched Attempt to Start a New Cryptocurrency, offers some additional details on how Facebook came up with the barmy idea of Libra, which it set forth in a short document that mouthed a whole bunch of finance and business gimmick-speak without showing much understanding of banking or a clear idea of why customers would change behavior and adopt what would amount to a foreign currency on a large scale. Before we go much further, one of the...

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Computer Science Now Counts as Math Credit in Most States – Is This a Good Idea?

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1528 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting.. Yves here. I know I’m showing my age in recoiling at the...

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Announcing the First Winner of the Archie McCardell Award for Truly Horrendous Management: WeWork

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Southwest Pilots Blast Boeing in Suit for Deception and Losses from “Unsafe, Unairworthy” 737 Max

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1326 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, expanding our reach. At first blush, the suit filed in Dallas by the Southwest Airlines...

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Gene Editing Could Help Save the Planet — If Scientists Can Avoid the Typos

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The California Workers’ Rights Bill Is a Start, but We Need a More Radical Approach to the ‘Gig Economy’

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Federal Appeals Court Issues Mixed Decision on Net Neutrality

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Libra Unraveling: Network of “Partners” Like Visa and Mastercard Refusing Even to Give Lip Service

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Mark Carney’s Trojan Unicorn — Are Central Banks Considering Stealth Nationalization in Sovereign Digital Currencies?

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