As I said the best thing for the world would be if the US do have another civil war and shoot themselves in the foot.
I have been banging on about this for few years now...as the US are no better than Hitler and the Nazi's going for world domination, starting wars with anyone that gets in their way. Got to give Trump his dues, he never invaded any countries or started any wars outside the US unlike all the other presidents. OK there was Mexico and the wall but that is their border. We should have a wall like that a mile offshore and wrapped around the UK coastline with guarded border patrol gates every so often so boats, ferry's etc can get in and out.
2020 was a great year for the American Big Tech Empire. COVID-19 meant it consolidated its position across its dominions worldwide: digital thrives when we are unable to leave our homes and have to socially distance when we do. It takes over from the face-to-face.
Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook had an extraordinary third quarter, with $38 billion in profits on nearly $240 billion in revenue. Amazon’s profits are up 200% on the previous year. Google’s grew by 60% and Facebook’s by 30%. Even Microsoft/Alphabet made $14 billion in profit during the same period as its cloud computing business has boomed.
So what’s been bad for restaurants, theatres, cinemas, airlines, higher education and countless other industries has been good for the world’s biggest tech companies. Big Tech is in its imperial pomp. And it’s not yet crying salt tears. There is plenty left to conquer and power to consolidate.
But where are the European tech giants? Nowhere. We are subjects of the American empire. The US itself is home to 14 of the world’s 20 most valuable tech firms by market capitalisation. In Europe we have one – the dull but worthy SAP – and the others are, predictably, Chinese who have imperial ambitions of their own.
The US tech sector, incidentally, is today worth more than all of the stock markets of the 27 EU member countries combined.