Great US-Europe anti-trust divide reveals contrasting approach


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When it comes to anti-trust policy, Americans are from Mars and Europeans from Venus. That was my takeaway from a competition policy conference last week in Brussels, where all the top US and European regulators, as well as those from many other countries, tried — and failed — to develop a shared approach to the massive concentration of power that has built up in several sectors, most particularly platform technology. Bringing the US and Europe together is key to successfully curbing both the power of Silicon Valley’s largest companies and the Chinese surveillance state, especially given how artificial intelligence is...