Lawsuit against Facebook to end its illegal monopoly

Absolutely, Google is also following suite! This has been the tried and
tested model.

With the case closer to home with Safcom, what’s lost on most is that a
less dominant entity will create more players, more jobs, lower tax rates
and increased tax revenue by the government.

Microsoft for the longest time propped up Apple financially because they
knew how important Apple was to their own success in the long-term!

Eric

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:58 AM Rafe Mazer via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> If you want to compare this to a case from US History, AT&T breakup is a
> much more relevant and recent case.
>
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Alice
>>
>> Thanks for sharing. This lawsuit recommends the break up of Facebook.
>>
>> My humble opinion below.
>>
>> These are extreme measures by lazy Policy Makers and Regulators who have
>> a political ax to grind.
>>
>> History has shown that breaking up companies is not a solution. The
>> breakup of Standard Oil in 1911 should have taught everyone a lesson. The
>> solution is Policy and Regulatory interventions that stop companies from
>> behaving like it’s the Wild Wild West. Here are a few thoughts:-
>>
>> (1) Stop acquisitions that create unholy moats around companies.
>> (2) Heavy fines for misbehaving in the marketplace. Like the Kill Zones
>> <www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-07/big-tech-sets-up-a-kill-zone-for-industry-upstarts>
>> for startups that Big Tech has created. Heavy fines that would impact their
>> balance sheets. ile iwe funzo, not a few billion dollars that amount to a
>> rounding error in their balance sheets.
>> (3) Ban executives who misbehave from ever working in the industry again.
>> (4) Initiatives to limit State Capture by these corporations.
>>
>> My two cowrie shells.
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:49 AM Alice Munyua via kictanet <
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>>> Very interesting case
>>>
>>> www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/1910134fbcomplaint.pdf
>>>
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