Changing the Conversation

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As I read on big tech and monopolies, it becomes crystal clear that the strategy of the Open Markets Institute  is about changing the conversation on monopolies.

The point is not to discuss monopoly as an economic problem, but as a political one.

This shift comes with profound consequences on the story telling. For indeed, we move from one world to another.

Evidence gives way to rhetorical mastery.

Reason is superseded by emotion.

Logic loses ground to graphics. Proof in the Lovecraftesque carton above.

In the Master Switch, Tim Wu had aptly captured the essence of this: “Antitrust, perhaps all law, is ultimately pliable by perceptions of right and wrong, good and evil“.

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