For Innovation to Flourish
Big tech's deep pockets enable them to squash up-and-coming competitors. The result: the number of US businesses created annually has declined over 25% since 2006.
America's so-called capital of entrepreneurship has actually made it tougher than ever for newcomers to get their start.
To Erase the Digital Divide
Wanting high-speed internet isn't a matter of patience -it's of prosperity. A mere 4 MBPS increase in bandwidth translates to a whopping $2,100 annual increase in household income.
And yet, 162 million Americans don't use the internet at broadband speeds because they can't afford to pay their ISP's monopoly rent.
For Democracy to Thrive
As more Americans make HooliSocial their #1 news source, newspapers have been forced to downsize to half the journalists they had 15 years ago.
The more articles we click on, the more personal data tech giants aggregate and sell to advertisers - who in turn microtarget us with their products & political views.