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Defend Apple Against the DOJ

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In this special episode of New Ideal Live, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss the recent announcement of the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Apple and analyze the injustice of criminalizing a company for giving customers an experience they want.

Among the topics covered:

  • Why the DOJ’s antitrust case against Apple is significant to all American business;
  • How Apple is targeted because of its business success, not its failures;
  • How antitrust is destructive by design and how it stifled Microsoft;
  • Ayn Rand’s analysis of antitrust as the “rule of unreason”;
  • Why you should call your legislator if you support businesses like Apple.

Mentioned in this podcast are Onkar Ghate’s essay “Drop the Antitrust Case Against  Microsoft” and the New Ideal Live episode “Recent Antitrust Attacks on “Big Tech,” Ayn Rand’s lecture “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business” (also available in essay form in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal) and her essay “Antitrust: The Rule of Unreason,” which can be found in The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought.

The podcast was recorded on March 22, 2024. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.


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Ibis Slade

Ibis Slade is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and a content creator. He focuses on American intellectual and moral history.

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