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That kind of thing hardly ever happens in practice.

Big corps get bigger, then they start buying themselves bits of government. They don't die unless they're dismembered by governments or overtaken by competitors with a fresher business model.

And sometimes not even then.

How many corporations have been killed or significantly (i.e. not trivially) damaged by consumer action?

I'm all for killing corporations, but hopeful rhetoric isn't going to do it - not when they're multinational organisations with a direct influence on government policy.

The occasional token consumer campaign isn't going to do it either.

I have no idea what will. But there is zero evidence that Google, Amazon, etc are under any kind of threat from the Internet in the short to medium term.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 29th, 2013 at 03:46:23 PM EST
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