Episode 188 — Big Tech, Antitrust, and Democracy

Ben and James discuss the antitrust subcommittee hearing, the problems of mixing antitrust and Aggregators, and how to think about regulation and democracy.


  • Ben Thompson: Antitrust Politics — Stratechery
  • The New York Times: Here’s which tech C.E.O. was asked the most questions by lawmakers. — NY Times
  • Ben Thompson: Why Doesn’t Apple Enable Sustainable Businesses on the App Store? — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s China Problem — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Antitrust Hearing, The Role of Congress, CEO Questions — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: A Framework for Regulating Competition on the Internet — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Ends, Means, and Antitrust — Stratechery
  • James Allworth: Prioritizing Economics is Crippling the U.S. Economy — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: TikTok Key Money, Rule By Law, China Gaslighting — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: Tech and Trump: The Meeting — Stratechery Daily Update




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