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And just like that, we have a Big Tech antitrust bill
Jun 11, 2021
Episode 452

And just like that, we have a Big Tech antitrust bill

Five of them, actually.

We have to eat a little crow here. We’ve been saying for days, months, years that Congress can’t agree on anything much less regulate tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook. But today lawmakers introduced five bills aimed at reining in Big Tech, and they’re bipartisan. We’ll talk about them, and the likelihood of anything passing, over drinks for today’s Economics on Tap. Plus: Pulitzers, lithium mines and another round of our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty.

Here’s everything we talked about today:

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