Well said, Will. Monolithic private companies are gradually eroding our freedom of choice. If I want to watch TV, it's virtually impossible to avoid watching something owned by Disney, CBS, or Comcast. If I want to eat, it's often cost-prohibitive to find brands outside of Unilever, General Mills, or Nestle.

These oligopolies are transnational and their power supersedes any individual government. Governments used to be the only entities capable of reaching a sufficient size to control people's lives. But oppression from private business is now the biggest threat to individual freedom. (And if people think "control" requires physical force, they don't understand the power of hegemony)

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