Shervin Pishevar decided to take the world by storm recently when he sent out 50 numbered tweets in less than 24 hours. One of the main topics he expressed his concern over was the monopolies in the United States.
For those not in the know, Shervin Pishevar is a venture capitalist. He’s not always active on social media, which is why so many tweets came as a surprise. Further, he’s proven to have the uncanny ability to spot trends before the general population.
Shervin Pishevar explains that there are five monopolies in the U.S.: Amazon, Alphabet (they own Google), Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. We’ve heard of all of them. However, Shervin says that they are more powerful than even Ma Bell. Decades ago, Ma Bell was a dangerous monopoly because it was the only option for anyone who wanted phone service.
As Shervin points out, when that monopoly was finally broken up, new businesses emerged. It’s what was best for the American consumer.
The same can be said about the five monopolies that currently exist.
What Problems Exist
Several tweets were dedicated to discussion about the monopolies. Shervin Pishevar warns that they have too much power and they are using it to silently assassinate startups that are out there, trying to get a footing in the marketplace. They also have access to more data and information than what is healthy for any organization. It’s more than what a sovereign can access. Go Here for more information.
Each of the monopolies has their own list of concerns. Plus, there are cities crying out for more, such as for Amazon to come to their city so that they can enjoy the services of Amazon Prime Now and such. It’s concerning because other businesses can’t enter the playing field.
The only solution is to break up the power, otherwise, other businesses won’t emerge.
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