Big Tech, Antitrust, and Breakup
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Jan. 2020)
4 Pages Posted: 27 May 2020
Date Written: January 14, 2020
Big Tech is in the news. At the center of our political and economic dialogue is the effect that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have on our lives and what, if anything, governments should do about it.
In this short piece, I explain how Big Tech has come under scrutiny, the antitrust implications of the industry’s behavior, and the potential remedy of breaking up the companies.
Keywords: antitrust, Big Tech, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google
JEL Classification: K21, L40, L41, L63, O34
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