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Author: Joel Kotkin

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Triumph of the Oligarchs

The coronavirus has trammeled the prospects of most Americans, particularly low-income workers. But for one small group, the pandemic has proved something like manna from heaven. Already ascendant beforehand, the tech oligarchy—a relatively small number of companies, venture, and private equity funds—are riding the current crisis to unprecedented dominion over our ever-weakening Republic. To be…

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The Pandemic Road to Serfdom

Our Covid-era oligarchs are fitting us for feudalism.