A Guillotine for the American Dream

A Guillotine for the American Dream
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It used to be the American way that anybody with a dream could work hard and achieve success. We look back on the Fords and Carnegies as pioneers of the American entrepreneurial spirit. But lately, American tech companies forged from that same entrepreneurial flame face renewed calls for and from the government to attack big business, regardless of their impact on society.

As anti-capitalist protesters set up a French revolution-style guillotine outside Jeff Bezos’ home, the Department of Justice rushes an antitrust filing, and Congress drags America’s tech innovators by their scruff into the swamp, it seems everyone’s been sharpening up their tools to tear up some of America’s most successful companies. 

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