Todays Tech Oligarch Worse Than the Robber Barons ?

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    Good read from what I read, though I don't see it as a bad thing!

    Netflix is more convenient than Blockbuster, Uber is more convenient than having to call for a taxi... yes, they're still big companies, still squash the little guy, and the same people always lose out; but ultimately it's a little better for the consumer as the standards are higher if you are to compete.
     
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    It starts off with sexism, even though there were woman who pursued the field and made huge contributions (not just managerial but real contributions such as the creation of programming languages) it was also true that back then more women stayed at home to raise kids while dad brought home enough money to sustain the family with enough kids and not going overboard.

    How are they better than Wall Street when the media has pointed out these tech companies do the same things as other Wall Street companies?

    The H1B issue they mention - there are Democrats who will also increase or eliminate caps, is it really a big partisan divide? I'm no longer sure.

    They use "disrupt" in the same way the Taliban would be described in using it, even though they call themselves "tools" because they are being used as tools to create what management wants.

    Any economy has to be tied to a society and not be above it, otherwise society loses out. The fact bailouts are needed, or even the corporate welfare that has been going on for so many decades that even sitcoms from the early 1970s discussed its use and abuse, only shows how some economies might not be entwined with society. Or ecology, but China became the victor in the most polluted country some time ago. Did American companies encourage that or did China just take the cheap way out? Or both? Or neither?
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    The same argument works to the detriment, as the elimination of competition helps nobody, pay has gone down - but that's okay for everybody else except your good self, right? These two reasons alone are sufficient to prove the sustainability of this paradigm and made just as nea and tidy, and as oversimplified, as your case was.
     
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    Are you agreeing or disagreeing that today's tech oligarchs are worse then the robber barons ?
     
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    Clearly this is a change we are not ready for. When someone like Uber comes along and addresses demand while extracting wealth that would have got to cab companies, you have an extreme concentration of wealth.

    In addition, when American STEM workers are shut out of the job market by H1B Visas, given by the government that gets money from these tech companies, you have a problem.

    Just as much as labor has been used overseas by trade agreements that made the rich richer and the poor poorer, so does tech.

    Wait till the robot workers come and there's no jobs left.

    Almost all of these tech companies are on the Left.
     
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    I'm not sure why this is ? Would the left be considered to be globalist ?
     
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    There's no doubt that the Left are the "One World Government" types. Look at the Brexit vote. Obama was very much against it, and EU is a smaller version of One World Government.

    The Right wants more control at the state level as the Constitution's 10th stated.
     

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