Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook

DUBUQUE, IOWA – MARCH 01: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a campaign rally at the Stone Cliff Winery on March 1, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa. Warren is campaigning in the state with the hopes of securing the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Warren thinks these organizations are too powerful. The irony is of course, whether you agree with her or not, is that she works for the most powerful organization that’s ever existed.

It might be interesting to think of this not as powerful tech companies but competing organizations, much as how Russia or China think about religion. Their response is to subjugate or ban religion as a competing way of organizing people and thus a threat to the state.

Tech companies need to be controlled as much as newspapers were, as a source of information and the center of where eyeballs go every day.

Gates told Zuckerberg to be mindful of Washington.
“I said, ‘Get an office there — now,'” Gates said. “And Mark did, and he owes me.”


At a higher level these are systems trying to understand each other and communicate. Tech is to DC (and vice versa) as apples are to oranges.