'Your World' finance panel warns of 'unintended consequences' from bipartisan bullseye on Big Tech

“你的世界,” 主持人 Neil Cavuto 指出立法者之间罕见的两党协议,即大型科技公司已经变得太大了.

工作组由进步代表领导. 普拉米拉贾亚帕尔, D-Wash。, 保守派代表. 兰斯·古登, 德州, and also includes Reps. David N. 西西林, D.R.I., 哈基姆·杰弗里斯(Hakeem Jeffries), D-N.Y。, and Ken Buck, R-Colo.

Gooden told Fox News in part that the legislation the team is working on willbreak up Big Tech’s monopoly power to control what Americans see and say online and foster an online market that encourages innovation.

Cavuto compared the plans to the 1980s break up AT&T into theBaby Bells”, some of which later became Bell Atlantic – the precursor to Verizon.

In reaction, the panel – Scott Martin of Kingsview Asset Management, Erin Gibbs of Gibbs Wealth Management and Larry Glazer of Mayflower Advisors – also pointed to the forced breakup of the RockefellersStandard Oil Corporation in 1911, while pieces of it today can be found today in BP, ExxonMobil and Texaco/Chevron.

Martin suggested that Big Tech’s prominence is not necessarily a nefarious thing, given that they reached success because of their own efforts:

A long time ago, Jeff Bezos was selling books out of his garage and has grown this company into a behemoth because they’re good at what they do. So if Amazon and 苹果谷歌 are to blame for this, we’re all to blame,” 他说.

Because we use these companies as much as we do. Because they’re so successful at what they do.

Martin later added that Big Tech is collectively a major political donor, especially to Democrats, and that it is headquartered in “卡马拉·哈里斯’ backyard.

Not only are they mismanaging a lot of the constituents’ 钱, they’re going to screw up possible big donations for the future. That’s why … this is political theater, this is more grandstanding,” 他声称.

Don’t forget, antitrust laws were created to help the consumer with better products and lower prices. How does going what the government is trying to do to these four companies do that?”

Glazer added that America has alove-hate relationshipwith Big Tech, and that any tough regulations will be a benefit for U.S. rivals like 中国 where such sectors are already heavily regulated.

He also noted that the presence of such firms in the S&P 500 and other indices have been a boon for local governments that invest in the market to fund 基础设施.

We love the fact that our 401(k)s go up and municipal tensions go up to help pay for roads and schools. We love the fact that hospitals have more money in their pensions because of these technology firms and they’ve brought our costs down,” Glzaer said.

“另一方面, we hate them because we’re jealous. They make so much money, they’re so successful and so innovative happened they don’t pay enough in taxes and need more regulations. 但最终, it’s the law of unintended consequences. You don’t want to kill the S&P 500 because of political theater and grandstanding, and wipe out the little guy’s 401(k).”