Has Google's market dominance been a net negative for consumers and innovation—and should government antitrust regulators intervene?
Every day, hundreds of millions of satisfied internet users enjoy a handful of free Google services that improve their lives without even really thinking about them. Yet a growing chorus of critics argues that Google is more of an innovation-killer than an innovation-fueler, and suggests it might be time for government antitrust authorities to step in.
Traditionally, arguments about antitrust and government intervention have focused on the potential costs imposed on consumers, notes Andrea O'Sullivan. But there's little evidence Google is ill-serving its customers. So what's the problem?
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