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If Breaking Up Is the Answer, Then What Is the Question?

BY | October 25, 2021

Antitrust and policy circles are abuzz with calls against the power, monopoly and other, held by large firms. If one is worried about a firm being too large, then the…

Antitrust and policy circles are abuzz with calls against the power, monopoly and other, held by large firms. If one is worried about a firm being too large, then the solution seems obvious: break up the firm and surely that will solve the problem. Any attempt to break up large firms is likely to face many practical and legal challenges. In this article I ask whether breakup is the correct answer, even if these challenges can be overcome.

By Aviv Nevo1

 

In many policy circles big tech com

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