Hipster antitrust taken to its logical extreme involves the government using its power over firms to make them do whatever politicians feel like.
Had the government regulators not approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, human flourishing would have diminished.
The Public “Flogging” of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies — the right to prevent entry by others.
Google is not limiting competition but creating it, through its own innovations that others are free to try to surpass.
New rivals who want to enter the Internet services market and are not putting together big data sets cannot claim that they have a right to the established companies’ data—they have done nothing to deserve access to it.
Since people can search through other sources besides Google, it is not at all clear why Google cannot run its own operation for its own benefit, while others run their operations for their own benefit.