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Corporations are eclipsing nations

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Mario Gabriele
The Generalist
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Companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have reached a scale resembling the British East India Company, and they eclipse the economies of many countries.

How have these companies ascended to power?

  • Ineptitude of nations themselves:
    • USA for example has shown an inability to orchestrate mass testing or an effective collaboration between state healthcare systems
    • Amazon has become a public utility¬†
    • SpaceX has encroached on NASA

Are these companies a good thing?

  • Yes - they are providing services and research the government is failing to provide
  • No - they have put the population under intense surveillance¬†
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