Very thoughtful (2-fer) review. Thank you Bill Janeway! Spurs all kinds of questions about remedies. Anti-trust seems like an excellent place to start, but regulating conduct rather than breaking up the behemoths seems like the way to go. And who will lead? I think its much more likely a transnational European effort will have more bite than a US led effort -- even though the companies are US based. Or could, irony or ironies, authoritarian regime in their quest to suppress as the most effective counterweights? Lots Knightian uncertainty here!
In 1995, the sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf argued that developed countries’ “overriding task” for the subsequent decade was to "square the circle of wealth creation, social cohesion, and political freedom.” More than two decades later, most have not even attempted that feat.
As with the proceedings against former US Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump is ultimately a domestic political issue that will be decided in the US Congress. But, unlike those earlier cases, the Ukraine scandal threatens to jam up the entire machinery of US foreign policy.