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The Power Of The Bargaining Robot

BY | May 15, 2017

By Ramsi A. Woodcock The primary threat of the rise of the machines is not to competition itself, but to the bargaining power of consumers, given any level of competition…

By Ramsi A. Woodcock

The primary threat of the rise of the machines is not to competition itself, but to the bargaining power of consumers, given any level of competition in the market. By enabling firms to interact with each consumer on an individual basis, technology will permit firms to tailor price to the highest level each individual consumer is willing to pay and to use tailored marketing to break each consumer’s will to hold out for a better deal, reducing consumer welfare for any given

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