TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

SATURDAY

November 11

11:00am

 

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

 

Free Admission

 

Margrethe Vestager

“The new age of corporate monopolies”

Our next TED talk is by Margrethe Vestager, the Commissioner for Competition for the European Union, entitled:  “The new age ofcorporate monopolies.”  Margrethe wants to keep European marketscompetitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazprom to Fiat, for anti-competitive practices. In an important talk about the state of the global business, she explains why markets need clear rules -- and how even the most innovative companies can become a problem when they become too dominant. "Real and fair competition has a vital role to play in building the trust we need to get the best of our societies," Margrethe says. "And that starts with enforcing our rules."

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.

 

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