Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, big is not necessarily bad. Most computer hardware (most that doesn't break when you look at it funny, anyway) is made by maybe a handful of companies. That works just fine. Most wind turbines in Europe are made by a handful of companies. That doesn't seem to be a great impediment to the functioning of the industry.

Big can be a requirement for the sort of capital concentration and market power required for technically sophisticated industrial processes. Big only becomes a problem when people start pretending that big companies are not political entities that need to be subject to political checks and balances.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Nov 14th, 2011 at 11:34:28 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

melo 4


Occasional Series