As we go into lay off season, people should ponder whether it makes more sense to have giant near-monopolies dominating markets or smaller competitive corporations dominating them.
For me, it makes little to no sense to allow those near-monopolies to controll any sectors. First off, when the year ends, those giant companies are almost forced to enact massive layoffs to appease their shareholders. These massive layoffs have a tendency to negatively impact the economy and force more into lower standards of living. Smaller companies that lay off workers cannot have a great of an impact, creating a much more stable economy.
A second issue with giant corporations is the influence they have in regulation. Giant corporations with virtually limitless funds will push for regulation that benefit them even if said regulation slow innovation and progress. Under most circumstances, stifling innovation does serve the best interests of most people. As just one example, cars that gets low mileage are better for oil companies. If a corporation has enough money to influence politicians directly or indirectly, they will inevitably use that influence to harm the competition and promote their own self-interest. While this self-promotion makes perfect sense for said corporation, it makes little to no sense societally or economically.
In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.
In "Solutions...", provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they chose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those they care for.