The first monopolists failed – so should their successors

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  • Columbus and Cabot were the first attempted monopolists – hoping to gain a share of all world trade. They failed.
  • In this issue we examine the complexities of market definitions for corporations like Amazon when evaluating whether they have dominant market positions
  • Democrats seem determined to take on digital giants
  • In Europe a battle of ideology has broken out: should Europe build its industrial base by protecting ‘European champions’ or should it be done through competition?
  • The EU has unveiled the most far reaching approach to digital data
  • In the US, a judge in New York has waved through the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile – much to the dismay of anti-trust activists

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