The Curse of Bigness
Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
"Talented Marc Cashman offers a measured, authoritative narration of this well-researched treatise on the risks of extreme corporate concentration in our technological world. Tim Wu's concise arguments praise the advantages and benefits of smaller organizations and the broader spreading of revenue streams, along with its associated responsibilities, over many such organizations. Examples such as the breakup of "Ma Bell" are expertly explained. Cashman's appealing tone lightens the occasionally leaden subject matter of the roots of American antitrust law and policy. Significant insight is also provided on the Department of Justice's examination of Microsoft not very long ago, including commentary on the public interviews of its founder, Bill Gates. Wu advocates broader and more far-reaching standards for determining what is a business monopoly. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"