“[F]or many years, not just the post-World War II era but also the colonial era, governments saw one of their chief roles as being the creation and protection of markets for large companies (which in turn employed large amounts of the governments' citizens). My question at a very fundamental level is whether or not the new economics unleashed by the Internet, with its bias towards centralization and winner-take-all dynamics, ought not lead to a reset of governments' fundamental orientation away from big companies — which in the age of technology both don't need the help and don't employ that many workers, relatively speaking — and towards systematic efforts to empower individuals, both through means of economic security as well as reduced regulation and new tax policy.”

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