- Jun 6, 2018
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"We're proud to publish Mr. Hawley's book, which his original publisher has made more important than ever," Regnery Publishing President Thomas Spence said Monday.
"Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has a new reason to raise a clenched fist in the air: After much controversy, his book The Tyranny of Big Tech will be published. "We're proud to publish Mr. Hawley's book, which his original publisher has made more important than ever," Regnery President Thomas Spence, said in a column published in The Wall St. Journal. The book itself, The Tyranny of Big Tech, makes the argument that mega-tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, wield too much market power and political influence. As a result, he says, these companies, are threatening America's republican form of government by quashing competition while raking in massive profits."
Speaking of mega-companies with large market power and raking in massive profits -- hopefully this book will rake in massive profits for the book's new distributor...and who is the book's new distributor?? Simon & Schuster....the same mega publishing company that quashed Hawley's initial book deal..... It's good to see Republicans onboard with antitrust laws again; but their desire to break up huge corporate conglomerates (that they once endorsed the creation of) is more self serving than anything done out of principal.....The fact that their ideas are less popular in the so-called "marketplace of ideas" is why they are so panicked by Twitter and other companies enforcing their TOS policies in a way that has them on the wrong side of it....
As someone once said; "Economic and political power is becoming too concentrated in the hands of distant monopolists. The stronger these companies become, the greater their stranglehold on regulators and legislators becomes via the political process" -- This is something most of us "progressives" have been saying for a while now.....and having that position had nothing to do with Twitter bans....Mega-tech companies aren't the only sector of the market that needs to be broken up -- let's see if these "Anti-Trust" conservatives have that same energy when it comes to big banks, big pharma and big agriculture.