— MDMRN (@MDMRN) July 8, 2014
— Charles Hoskinson (@cehoskinson) July 8, 2014
Well, we’ll say this for Salon: They never run out of ways to make themselves look stupid.
Let's nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech — time to make them utilities http://t.co/N3DvlXJzYT
— Salon (@Salon) July 8, 2014
Read it and weep:
They’re huge, they’re ruthless, and they touch every aspect of our daily lives. Corporations like Amazon and Google keep expanding their reach and their power. Despite a history of abuses, so far the Justice Department has declined to take antitrust actions against them. But there’s another solution.
Is it time to manage and regulate these companies as public utilities?
Writer Richard Eskow thinks it’s a pretty darn awesome idea:
These aren’t just the portraits of futuristic corporations who have become drunk on unchecked power. It’s a sign that things are likely to get worse – perhaps a lot worse – unless something is done. The solution may lie with an old concept. It may be time to declare Big Tech a public utility.
Smart take, bro.
It’s a doozy, all right!
Salon likes to keep busy.
Well, what’s good for the goose … right, Salon?
Let's nationalize @Salon so the Government runs then destroys it.
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) July 8, 2014
Hey, it’s only fair.