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lopatir17-Jan-20 3:49
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Sander Rossel17-Jan-20 5:01
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Yes, Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other big (tech) companies do what other companies would do too, given the chance.
That doesn't make it less evil.
People kill, and so do other people, and it's just what every killer wants, but that doesn't mean killing is good.
And not every company mistreats employees, sells their customer data or sells at ridiculous prices.

The point with these big companies is that they've grown so big, other businesses can't compete anymore.
You can choose not to use Alphabet services, and more people do it, but there really aren't good alternatives for all services or the alternatives are evil too.
These companies, that are so rich you can't even imagine it, buy startups and kill them off, just to stifle innovation and competition.

These CEOs are the richest people in the world, richer than many countries, yet they underpay and mistreat employees, just to make even more money.
It's easy to say "just find another job", but these aren't the people that have so many job offers lined up.
Companies like Amazon even save on employee security, just so the richest man alive can become even richer.

These companies take your data and tell you they value your privacy, meanwhile they (secretly) sell it to the highest bidder.
Facebook or Twitter allowed for advertisers to target neo-nazis specifically.

Exxon did environment research in the 70's and 80's and concluded they were destroying it, instead of finding cleaner ways to do business they kept the research hidden and lobbied for new laws that would make sure they could continue what they were doing.

Microsoft helped China with "AI" projects that are used to monitor and oppress people.
Apple helped the Chinese government by taking an app down in Hong Kong, just so they could do business there.
Facebook has access to billions of people and they decide what you can and cannot see, that is almost literally the power to shape the world.

These companies are knowingly and willingly destroying the world and peoples lives just for some extra revenue.
And with their money they can bribe lawmakers or pressure governments, that's why many of these companies are still legal.
Just because it's legal what they're doing (and mind you, it often isn't, but the fines are spare change for these companies) doesn't mean they're not evil.
I want to pay less taxes too, but I don't have the money to pressure the government into agreeing with me, and that's an unfair advantage for these big companies.
Don't underestimate these companies, I'm sure even governments are afraid of what they can do.

I think this is where capitalism fails.
It's not a fair system, it's a system where the rich get richer and the poor ultimately get poorer.
Although it's probably one of the few systems where at least a lot of people can have decent incomes and living standards.
It's just not equal chances for everyone.
Too bad we don't have anything better yet.

That said, it's not ALL evil what they're doing and their services are often very good (which is how they grew so big), but I think it's dangerous and short-sighted to say "well, that's just business and others would do it too."
These companies are rich, mighty and potentially dangerous, and they should be kept in check.

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