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The reign of Big Tech is here, and Americans’ First Amendment rights hang by a keystroke.

Amassing unimaginable amounts of personal data, giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple - once symbols of American ingenuity and freedom - have become a techno-oligarchy with overwhelming economic and political power.

Decades of unchecked data collection have given Big Tech more targeted control over Americans’ daily lives than any company or government in the world. In The Tyranny of Big Tech, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri argues that these mega-corporations - controlled by the robber barons of the modern era - are the gravest threat to American liberty in decades.

To reverse course, Hawley argues, we must correct progressives’ mistakes of the past. That means recovering the link between liberty and democratic participation, building an economy that makes the working class strong, independent, and beholden to no one, and curbing the influence of corporate and political elites.

Big Tech and its allies do not deal gently with those who cross them, and Senator Hawley proudly bears his own battle scars. But hubris is dangerous. The time is ripe to overcome the tyranny of Big Tech by reshaping the business and legal landscape of the digital world.

©2021 Josh Hawley (P)2021 Black Hills Audiobooks LLC

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An important book everyone should read.

This book was worth reading just for the history and in-depth explanation. Clearly and concisely showing the historical parallel modern big tech is Hell-bent on repeating was where this book shines.
The suggested solutions to this crisis Americans face was the icing on the cake that left me feeling hopeful toward humanity.
While those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, Josh Hawley's book seems to say, "We have faced this before and overcome it, we can do it again. Here is how we can start."
Josh Hawley's narration was also excellent. Hopefully, this will awaken more of my fellow Americans so we can clean up this tangled mess.

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Excellent read!

Wake up America, big tech wants to be your royal family. No thanks! Liberty Forever!

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Required reading

This book should be required for everyone. I wish I had had this information years ago.

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Historical Contextualization & a Real Path Forward

The concise and succinct history of the relationship between our beloved Republic and the economic autocrats who've continually attempted to subsume it. Skip the tech-funded think tank sloganeering and go straight to the heart of the issues presented in this volume. Exposing the incestuously unholy matrimony of the economic and political faux-aristocracy, Senator Hawley elucidates the existential threats posed by our current generation of oligarchical robber barons. The infliction of perpetual ills on our society writ large, the megacorps methods by which they privatize profits & socialize losses, as well as the mass affliction of psycho-social pathologies are all brought to light. This blight need not go unanswered, however, as Josh brings the goods and lays out a measured, reasoned, and rational response to the insanity that has been allowed to fester and rot throughout our halls of power and influence.

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Brilliant Warning

Senator Hawley has the courage to warn of our self-destruction. We claw back power or die. But we are Americans. And we possess a quality that cannot be subdued.

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must read

what you think you know about big tech think again. explains every and at the end solution to problem

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The scary truth.

The stuff they don't want you to know. It's commonsense Come on, people, don't let them own us.

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Great information

THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH is an important book about the biggest problem in the US today. US Senator Josh Hawley defines the problems with big tech power and abuse and then makes common sense recommendations on corrective actions. Before that he talks about the history of anti-trust actions in the US. He describes how big tech has attained its power through anti-competitive actions that should be illegal.

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EVERYONE worldwide should read this book!

This book beautifully and simply explains the current problem with the power and control that Big Tech has over much of American life, American commerce, and even American information.

The Europeans are much more tuned in to the problem than American lawmakers. But this book will open your eyes as to what the problems are, how they are similar to the problems America had during the Gilded Age when there were steel and banking and other monopolies, and what the average person can do today to get back the personal power they have lost.

It should be required reading in every Government and Law school program in High Schools and colleges everywhere.

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Scary! I could not stop listening.

I was captivated from the beginning a listened non-stop. The history lesson at beginning laid a wonderful foundation and tied in well with the current situation The book was very well written and the reader did a great job.

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